Previously, the Dutch officials announced that as of 1 October 2016, Japanese citizens would no longer have unrestricted access to the Dutch labor market and therefore would need a work permit. The effective date, however, has been extended to 1 January 2017. Accordingly, the work permit obligation for Japanese citizens will apply as of 1 January 2017 (and not from 1 October 2016).
During a transitional period, Japanese citizens who are in possession of a residence permit with the labor market endorsement “Work freely permitted, work permit not required” (Arbeid vrij toegestaan, TWV niet vereist) may retain this permit as long as it is still valid. A renewal or a new application for a residence permit on or after 1 January 2017 will be subject to review.
Read a July 2016 report prepared by the KPMG member firm in the Netherlands: Compulsory work permit for Japanese citizens postponed until January 2017
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