International family formation restricted?

Migration and integration / Family reunification

International family formation restricted?

An evaluation of the raised income- and age requirements with regard to the migration of foreign partners to the Netherlands

Summary

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.

Publication data

Organization(s):
WODC, INDIAC
Place of publication:
The Hague
Publisher:
WODC
Year of publication:
2009
Series:
Cahiers 2009-04

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