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Working permits for marine / offshore personnel

The Ministries of Justice and Social Affairs are working on modernisation of the licence for staying and labour permits for personnel working on ships under Dutch flags and oil and gas platforms on the Dutch Continental Shelf. In the present situation employees have to renew the working permits every year for a period of seven years. Under the new regulation this will be reduced to three years. Also the possibility to stay in the Netherlands for holidays and medical treatment for this kind of employees will be simplified.