Another thing that cannot be waited too long is arranging documentation for frontier workers. Robert-Jan de Wit, Director at KPMG Meijburg & Co, has previously given an update on how this immigration issue should be tackled. For workers from the UK who live and work in the Netherlands, the situation is unchanged. A special group of employees for whom the Brexit may have important implications are British citizens who live in the UK and work as cross-border workers for a Dutch employer in the Netherlands.
They will need a 'Frontier Worker' document from 1 January 2021 to prove that they are entitled to travel to and from the Netherlands. The conditions for this document and the registration procedure with the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (INS) are now known with an important condition: that it concerns British workers who work in the Netherlands on the basis of a Dutch employment contract. Employees posted to the Netherlands by their British employer are not covered by this scheme and must therefore have a different work permit by 1 January 2021. And I know enough companies for which this could become an issue', says De Wit.
A further explanation of the document and the procedure can be found here: Implications of Brexit for frontier workers – update
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