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In a January 2015 client alert, we disclosed that Japanese nationals are no longer subject to work authorization (a work permit) in order to perform work activities in the Netherlands. This was thanks to an applicable treaty between the countries that dates back to the early 1900s and a related judgment of the Dutch Council of State in December 2014.

On 21 June 2016, the Dutch immigration authorities advised that work authorization requirements for Japanese nationals will be reintroduced from 1 October 2016.

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