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NETHERLANDS – Right to Search Period Extended to EU Blue Card Holders

Effective 1 April 2018, EU Blue Card holders in the Netherlands whose employment is terminated for any reason are entitled to a “search period” of up to three months to find a new job as long as their residence permit card is still valid.

This is in line with the three-month search period already available to highly skilled migrants in the same circumstances.

Action Items

  • EU Blue Card holders whose employment is terminated should be aware of the search period.

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Expat Management Group.

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