Connecticut, US

Jul 08 2019

Processing Delays Ahead

Netherlands

At a Glance

  • Dutch immigration authorities have announced that target government processing times of two to three weeks may not be met from July to August due to a high volume of applications.
  • Foreign nationals applying for entry and residence permits to the Netherlands and their employers should expect delays and plan to submit applications early.

The situation

Dutch immigration authorities have announced that target government processing times of two to three weeks may not be met from July to August due to a high volume of applications.

Impact                    

Foreign nationals applying for an entry or residence permit for the Netherlands and their employers should plan to submit their applications well in advance of target work start dates.

If a target deadline is not met, Fragomen professionals will contact impacted clients.

Background

Visa processing delays during the months of May through August are common in many countries across the region due to a high volume of travelers to Europe.

This alert is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact the global immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen or send an email to Netherlandsinfo@fragomen.com.