• 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

      In February 2021 Peggy Franssen passed the written exam International Private Law with a 9 ! She obtained an average final mark of 8.2 for this intensive training of the vFAS concerning international family law. She can now rightfully call herself an international family law specialist. Read more[...]

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      Understanding the Schengen Area The first thing that is important to understand is that if you are entering the Netherlands by air or by sea from outside Europe, you are also entering the Schengen Area (all the green or light green countries on this map): (credit: European Commission [...]

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