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Gwen joined Hillbrook as of September 2016 as an Immigration Director. Gwen has 19 years of experience in Dutch Immigration compliance. Before joining Hillbrook she was heading the immigration team of Deloitte in the Netherlands. Before Deloitte she was manager within the immigration department of PwC. Gwen has successfully managed global tax and immigration client accounts in a number of industries, including engineering, retail and IT. She has extensive consulting experience in establishing immigration processes and finding solutions for complex immigration situations. Next to her in-depth immigration knowledge, Gwen also has knowledge of the Dutch tax and social security system.

Gwen is a regular contributor to Dutch immigration policy forums and has published several news articles. She has given multiple workshops on Dutch immigration. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Management Economics and Law.


IMMIGRATION

When hiring a foreign national or sending an employee on assignment, one of the first things to consider is the immigration procedure and timeline. Is a person allowed to work in the country of destination and, if not, what needs to be done in order to obtain the required visa, residence and/or work permit. Often HR departments are confronted with longer immigration procedures than anticipated, which could have an impact on business decisions.

Without the required work and/or residence permit, your employee might be back home sooner than you expect or penalties could be imposed for non-compliance. Hillbrook's immigration team has over 20 years of experience in the field of corporate immigration and makes sure there are no unexpected surprises. Whether you are looking for one-time immigration advice or an immigration partner to successfully manage the full immigration process for your expat population, Hillbrook can offer the best solution, not only for the Netherlands, but also in several other countries!

Below you will find some of our immigration services:

  • Immigration advisory services
  • Assistance with obtaining recognized sponsorship with the IND
  • Application for short stay work permits
  • Short or long-term visa services
  • Application for and/or renewal of a Highly Skilled Migrant residence permit
  • Application for and/or renewal of a residence permit issued under the ICT directive
  • Application for and/or renewal of an EU Blue Card residence permit
  • Application for permanent stay residence permit
  • In-house training or workshops for HR and GM
  • Accompanying services to immigration authorities and municipality
  • Assistance with opening a Dutch bank account and obtaining BSN

Please contact Gwen Keller for further information.