Dutch expats hit by marriage of convenience rules

Dutch expats hit by marriage of convenience rules

14th January 2015, Comments 0 comments

Rules aimed at stopping marriages of convenience are hitting Dutch expats returning to the Netherlands with a foreign partner, BNR radio says on Wednesday.

This is making it unattractive for Dutch nationals to work abroad, Gerard Schouw, an MP for the Liberal democratic party D66, told the broadcaster.

The rules governing income, for example, are being applied too rigidly, Schouw said.

He referred to one woman who was refused entry because her monthly income was EUR 6.08 too low to meet the required level.

Some 200 people have been prevented from living in the Netherlands with their partner because of the rules, BNR says.

Parliament is discussing various issues around family reunion regulations on Wednesday.

 

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