The Netherlands—effective 29 November 2016— will implement an EU Directive regulating the entry and residence of non-EU nationals who are transferred within a company.
The Netherlands is one of the EU Member States to approve Directive 2014/66/EU. Only Denmark, Ireland, and the United Kingdom are not participating.
The EU Directive stipulates the conditions that an EU Member States may impose on the residence of non-EU nationals within the context of a corporate transfer, also known as intra-corporate transfer. The objective of the Directive is to harmonize the admission regulations of the various EU Member States and to facilitate the intra-EU mobility of the staff of international groups in order to promote the transfer of knowledge and expertise within companies. Before the Directive, each EU Member State had its own rules for the admission of staff from international companies. The Directive applies to managers and specialists (key personnel), and trainees who are not nationals of one of the EU Member States and who have already been employed by a company and are resident outside the EU for at least three months and are temporarily transferred, on market terms, to one or more branches of the company within the EU.
Read a November 2016 report prepared by the KPMG member firm in the Netherlands
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