• Specialists in Family Law and Immigration Law

      Franssen Advocaten was established on 1 December 2013 as a niche law firm in Amsterdam dealing exclusively with immigration law and international family law. We advise international clients in particular, such as expats.

      Thanks to our many years of experience, we can properly and expertly advise our clients on all immigration law matters, including residence permits, work visas, and the Dutch-American Friendship Treaty visa. We provide legal assistance when bringing a foreign partner or family members from abroad, and we can also help with international divorce, support payments and the settlement of shared property. We excel in international family law procedures such as international adoption, visitation rights, custody and paternity. In some cases mediation can be conducted in English.

      Our lawyers are experts who are affiliated with professional associations such as the Association for Family Law Lawyers and Divorce Mediators (vFAS) and the Specialist Association for Migration Law Attorneys (SVMA).

    • Recent News

      25 May 2020: I thought it might be a good time to summarize the current state of affairs (and respond to some frequently asked questions) with regard to Tozo (the income support available to all self-employed persons in the Netherlands) for holders of residence permits for the purpose of [...]

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      In most cases, yes. Of course it's the Dutch government's job to always note, as a technically correct statement, that "it can affect an EU citizen's right of residence" if they receive social assistance (by which they hope to discourage EU citizens from even applying); but speaking as a scholar [...]

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