Migration law

Limitless involvement in residence issues

The world is becoming smaller and smaller and borders are disappearing. People and businesses are focusing less and less on a specific country. Many Dutch people are taking up residence in other countries and at the same time more and more companies, international organisations and employees are coming to the Netherlands. This might be for a single project, but often it's for residence for several years.

Migration law in the Netherlands is increasingly governed by international regulations, conventions and EU directives. It is important, therefore, to take due account of all regulations that may apply to issues concerning residence in the Netherlands, since the international rules often provide (many) more opportunities for a stay in the Netherlands compared to the Dutch Aliens Act.

Migration lawyers

For many years, the lawyers at the migration law practice group at Delissen Martens have been regarded as authorities in the field of migration law. They advise private persons, enterprises, governments and semi-public bodies on the rules and regulations regarding residence in the Netherlands. Well advised is half the job. An action plan for the course to be taken is compiled in consultation with the client. Based on the many years of experience in this field, the lawyers at the migration law practice group are able to quickly assess the issue and to provide tailor-made advice, taking the applicable international rules and regulations, if any, into consideration.

We take a constructive approach together with the client and we look at the full picture. We assist enterprises with making strategic choices and we make the process easier for private clients. A seemingly simple application can still cause much stress and we are pleased to be able to relieve the client of that concern. We also point out to the client the need to be alert to pitfalls. We try as far as possible to charge fixed rates for rendering advice and the submission of applications. If necessary, we can also conduct legal proceedings in residence status issues. Whether it concerns a rejection of an application for a residence permit or a cancellation thereof, we are happy to step into the breach. We may be able to conduct these proceedings on the basis of legal aid.

Our migration lawyers provide advice and litigate in the following areas:

  • Knowledge migration and labour migration

  • Entrepreneurs, start-ups and investors

  • Family reunification and family formation

  • Extension/cancellation of residence permits

  • Short-stay visas

  • International employment and diplomatic service

  • European (migration) law

  • Applications for asylum

  • Naturalisation

/ Team Migration law

Jeroen (J.S.) Maas

Jeroen (J.S.) Maas

Attorney at law/partner

Michaël (M.J.) van Basten Batenburg

Michaël (M.J.) van Basten Batenburg

Attorney at law/partner

Mirthe Fukur

Mirthe (M.) Fukur


Any questions about migration law?
Please contact Jeroen (J.S.) Maas
Any questions about migration law?
Please contact Annieke (A.F.C.) Lensen

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