International family formation restricted?
An evaluation of the raised income- and age requirements with regard to the migration of foreign partners to the Netherlands
- WODC, INDIAC
- Place of publication:
- The Hague
- Year of publication:
- Cahiers 2009-04
Each year, a sizeable group of migrants receives a Dutch residence permit because of a mariage to or relationship with a Dutch resident. This involves partners of those of non-Dutch origin as well as partners of Dutch natives. Since 1 November 2004, the Dutch government has raised the requirements for such 'family-forming migration'. The aim of the measures was to improve the integration of (family) migrants as well as a decrease in the influx of non-Western migrants with an underprivileged position. In this report these measures are evaluated.
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