At the intersection of immigration law and employment law

The world is changing rapidly and borders are blurring, not just in the EU but globally. This has far-reaching consequences for companies, organisations and society as a whole. Across Border – The International Law Firm is one of the few law firms with a dedicated global mobility practice. Rather than focusing on just one aspect of an international move, Across Border recognises that the process does not necessarily end with the granting of a Work Visa.

It is important for firms to be able to hire the most qualified people wherever they may come from. And for highly skilled migrants and other expats, it is essential that their rights and those of their families are guaranteed. You might be a company working with expats or an expat employed in the Netherlands. You may be starting your own business. Or perhaps you want to obtain residency by investment. Whatever the situation, Across Border is here to help you with legal issues related to Corporate Immigration Law -global mobility-, Employment Law and Privacy Law.

Over 10 years’ experience

Across Border is a collaboration between Mr John S. Singh LL.M and Singh Raaijmakers Lawyers. Together, they have been helping expats and corporate clients with solutions for employment and immigration issues for over 10 years. During that time, both parties have acquired an outstanding reputation with the Dutch Immigration Service (IND).
For legal challenges related to, Private Immigration, Family Law, Rent Law or Debt Collection, please visit www.singhraaijmakers.nl.

Across Border is a dynamic law firm that:
• Focuses on global mobility and cross border services
• Specialises in business immigration and international labour law, a truly unique combination
• Assists with all different types of work permits
• Guarantees a full compliance circle methodology that starts right from the beginning with an aligned assignment or employment contract

Other services include advising employers as well as employees and expats on matters concerning dismissal, termination of employment, severance pay at termination, non-competition clause and company reorganisation.

Privacy Law

Across Border applies the latest technology to deliver faster solutions that comply with all necessary laws. The firm also offers advice to corporations to ensure compliance and helps them navigate the rules relating to processing personal information and employee privacy rights.

With a deep understanding of corporate immigration and employment law and over 10 years’ experience, Across Border knows how to get things done. In effect, you will benefit from better and faster results.

Work permits

Highly skilled migrant, ICT,
Eu Blue Card

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Cross Border Service

Non-EU employees working
within the EU

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Self-Employment & Investment

Start-up Visa,
self-Employment Visa
and investment.

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Employment Law

Employment agreement, termination of employment, Transition compensation, severance payment, reorganization

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Privacy Law

Compliance with the GDPR,
Personal Data Protection

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Work permits

Highly skilled migrant, ICT,
Eu Blue Card

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Cross Border Service

Non-EU employees working
within the EU

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Self-Employment & Investment

Start-up Visa,
self-Employment Visa
and investment.

Explore

Employment Law

Employment agreement, termination of employment, Transition compensation, severance payment, reorganization

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Privacy Law

Compliance with the GDPR,
Personal Data Protection

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Salary Criteria Highly Skilled Migrants

Income requirements for highly skilled migrants

The gross monthly salary requirements (excluding 8% holiday allowance) for highly skilled migrants, Intra-Corporate Transferees (ICT) and European Blue Card holders for 2020:

• Highly skilled migrants, 30 years and older: EUR 4,612.
• Highly skilled migrants under 30 years: EUR 3,381.
• Highly skilled migrants who graduated in the Netherlands at higher education or university level or graduated at one of the designated universities from the top 200 ranking and who have started working as highly skilled migrant within 3 years after graduation: EUR 2,423.
• European Blue Card holder: EUR 5,403.

What Clients Say

“ Your capacity to think along with the customers in their business needs along with the legalities involved, make your services extremely valuable. A customer intimate approach combined with professional advice is your unique way of working that appeals to us. I find it extremely important that my lawyer does not JUST quote legalities of what is correct/ wrong, but applies it to the business situation at hand and then gives advice. This is something that you practice and hence a good business partner to my organisation.”

Vipin M.Chariman Nintec BV / Gateway

John provides security and a 'good feeling' in an area where I feel unconfident (legal dispute). knowing that with legal help I will not be disadvantaged by my company. He is thorough and works with due diligence. He approaches the case broadly and covering aspects which I hadn't thought of myself. I'm happy with his assistance, the availability on a short notice and the fast completion/closure of the case.

David HauptmannExpat

“ John Singh is honest, gives exact information and always looks to protect our interest. He is reliable, fast and on time. He offers one stop solution, everything right from office to bank and accountant.”

Sai D.CEO Advait

“You’re very responsive to customers needs! You’re very detailed and professional in making the customer feel comfortable in all situations”.

Eric R.General Manager Bombardier Aerospace.

“ John Singh explains a legal situation in a layman’s terms which is easy to understand and assimilate. He is flexible and is willing to meet even beyond working hours. His deep understanding of legal perspective makes him an invaluable tool for any ex-pat who is confronted by the Dutch legal system.”

MayankExpat

“ John Singh is honest, gives exact information and always looks to protect our interest. He is reliable, fast and on time. He offers one stop solution, everything right from office to bank and accountant.”

Sai D.CEO Advait

“John Singh gives straight forward sound advice leaving no grey areas and in terms that a layman can understand. He is approachable, dependable and has a complete, realistic and practical respect for the facts”

Rakash G.CEO E92plus

“I told this before and saying it again, you are a magician! Thank you!”

S. ChowdhuryLegal & Immigration - Techwave Consulting Inc.

“John Singh has helped us a great deal. By acting as an intermediary and providing guidance in the area of highly skilled migrants, John has contributed towards the growth of our practice. He not only possesses expert knowledge, but is also highly effective and supportive. John is meticulous, engaged and shows genuine interest, and working with him is always a pleasure”

Lillian N.CEO Art of Living Nederland

“John is a well-respected expert in both Dutch and international employment law. Possessing sound knowledge of dismissal procedures and reorganisations, he always adopts a considered approach when assessing the advantages and disadvantages of potential tactics and negotiation strategies.”

Aernout N.Sales Manager Ericsson

"John provided my company HR with the guidance needed to set up the sponsorship for my residency in Amsterdam. With his guidance, John found the most efficient and effective way to not only approve my residence/work permit for the Netherlands, but also set up my payroll details and tax credit. John is Very efficient – it was not only easy to contact John, especially when needed or in a potential emergency via cell phone, John was available at all times to answer any questions or concerns. I can’t express enough how easy it was to work with John – a word of advice from john himself “A charming smile can open doors and knock down barriers."

BradExpat

“John Singh combines genuine skill and palpable vigour!”

Piet K.CEO EversPartners

"John gives Individual attention and has a fair billing. He is Very proffesional & helpful. By providing Simiple, Clear & Honest advice and is prompt in response."

Riteish K.Expat

"I value the most the accountability and ability to listen to the customer specific needs and to act accordingly. John is Open, frank and direct, you were able to set my expectations accordingly after carefully reviewing the current regulations. I warmly recommend to use your services as your would find a motivated team of professionals ready to help you."

Roberto C.Expat

"John kan ik omschrijven als flexible, geen 9-17 mentaliteit, in staat snel te reageren/ handelen indien noodzakelijk, krijgt gedegen ondersteuning van zijn team, is gedreven en betrokken. John heeft mij van goed advies voorzien rekening houdend met mijn prioriteiten en omstandigheden. Zijn communicatie met de tegenpartij was duidelijk en grondig. John is informeel in de omgang en houdt rekening met de wensen van zijn klanten."

Barbara R.
Do you have a question about Corporate Immigration, Employment or Privacy Law? Are you facing a legal challenge? Either way, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Across Border represents domestic, international and multinational corporations, organisations that employ foreign nationals on a temporary or permanent basis and individual expats. All carried out with passion and drive.
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