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• Citizens with a ‘long-term residence permit EU’ issued by another European Union (EU) member state are also exempt.

• As of 1 January 2013, the Education Executive Agency (DUO) ensures the implementation and enforcement of the Civic Integration Act. For information, check en.inburgeren.nl.

CIVIC INTEGRATION ACT • Civic Integration Exam (Inburgeringsexamen) must be passed within three years from arrival. The exam tests knowledge of Dutch language, culture and society. If passed, the candidate receives the Civic Integration Diploma (Inburgeringsdiploma), which is required for any permanent residence permit. • The Civic Integration Exam is different from the Civic Integration Examination Abroad, which is an examination taken before arrival in the Netherlands. The Civic Integration Examination Abroad forms part of the MVV-procedure, but does not apply to those coming for work, study or other temporary purposes. EU/EEA/Swiss citizens and their families are exempt from all compulsory integration requirements. Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens staying for work, study or exchange, and their family members, are also exempt as long as they stay on the basis of these (temporary) residence permits, Persons under 18 years old, and pension aged persons are exempt as well.

HIGHLY SKILLED MIGRANT POLICY (KENNISMIGRANTENREGELING) • Employment-based immigration policy for highly skilled migrants. Combined residence-and-work permits are applied for by the employer, who acts as “sponsor”. • Only so called “recognized sponsors” can make use of this policy. IND keeps a public record of all recognized sponsors at: www.ind.nl/en/Pages/ public-register-recognised-sponsors.aspx. Highly skilled migrants must be on payroll of recognized sponsor. • The policy all depends on salary. Highly skilled migrant salaries must meet a particular threshold, while also being competitive. The salary thresholds do not apply to medical specialist training, or academic positions. • Net salaries must be paid by bank on a monthly basis. Late or irregular payment of salary may immediately give cause for withdrawal of residence permit.

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