Artists & Musicians

I highly recommend the services offered by Stephan Roelofs as an immigration lawyer.

He was clear, supportive, and encouraging throughout the whole process, updating me regularly on the status of my application. I felt confident and relaxed, placing my trust in him. He made this stressful procedure go smoothly. Thank you again for everything!

Evan Buttar | Gambist & Cellist - Canada

Are you in fear of possible legal consequences if you stay in The Netherlands? Are you in fear of an uncertain future?

Then trust Adam & Wolf to help you secure your future in The Netherlands. I was born in China and currently live and work as a visual artist, curator and designer in The Netherlands. I obtained a degree in design at Sandberg Instituut in 2016. I met Susanne Mooij during the middle of my search-year to discuss the requirements necessary to apply for an artist visa. She helped me to organize and execute the application and all of the documentation required to ensure that everything was in good order. With her support, I received the permit. Later, we again worked together to apply for the 5 year extension permit. At that time, I was suffering as an outsider in this new country. I was earning insufficient income as a freelancer. But with Susanne’s support, it all turned out well in the end. I highly recommend Miss Susanne Mooij. She is very professional and knows well how to work with clients in the creative field.

Minhong Yu | Visual Artist & Curator - China

Stephan was referred to me by a colleague.

Stephan was very professional and made, what started as a stressful experience before his help and expertise, a totally different experience. Thanks to his work, I am a registered business owner in Holland. I would refer Stephan to anyone who wants a friendly professional to handle the Dutch legal requirements for their business.

James Watson | DJ & Record Label Owner - U.S.

I truly believe that people should be doing what they excel at. As a graphic designer and media artist, there is a number of things I believe I am good at.

But dealing with all of the formalities of the Dutch visa application is definitely not one of them. After my first meeting with Susanne Mooij, I was convinced that she should be the lawyer to represent me. Listening to Susanne, I felt very well informed. She presented the complex and unclear process of applying for a visa as a list of smaller approachable steps. It was a big relief to have a clear, understandable vision of how to proceed. I really appreciate that Susanne was both strict and supportive at the same time. It motivated me to do my best, collecting documents and evidence, but at the same time not to panic or give up. Dutch law is reasonable in many ways. But when it comes to applying for a visa, it is a challenge for creatives to deal with all the legal formalities. I believe that my application owes its success to the great efforts of Susanne and her team. I feel very confident to recommend her services.

Elizaveta Glukhova | Graphic Designer & Media Artist - Russia

I am deeply grateful to Susanne Mooij for her guidance with my visa application.

After my graduation from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, I was lost as to what actions I needed to take in order to remain in The Netherlands. Susanne’s highly professional approach as well as her vast knowledge of immigration law, are the reasons I received my residence permit. Even though the procedure seemed stressful at the time, I had no doubts about receiving a positive result. Susanne was always very supportive and kind, as well as clear and direct. I highly recommend Susanne because she has extensive experience helping self-employed artists and she is a great person to work with.

Maya Fridman | Cellist - Russia

Stephan Roelofs made my application process for a self-employed artist visa very smooth and stress-free.

He clearly laid out and explained the necessary criteria needed to create a plan of action while guiding me along the way. He was very prompt with his responses and communication. Stephan's attention to client details, clarity of communication, knowledge and experience with the art sector, together with a positive confirmation for my visa gives me great confidence to suggest him to those seeking guidance in acquiring their self-employed artist visa.

Elizaveta Strakhova | Artist - Russia

I came from Chile to The Netherlands to study at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. After I graduated, Stephan Roelofs successfully took over my application for a new residencey permit as an independent artist entrepreneur.

What made me select Stephan and what firmly marked his difference from other lawyers, was his familiarity with the art field. His vast experience allows him to know better about artistic state foundations; to know, not only culturally but also practical issues about what it means to be granted as an artist here in The Netherlands. Which is actually at the core of my application. I highly recommend him.

Su Melo | Ceramics Artist - Chile

It's not always easy moving to a new country. The process of applying for a residence permit is often anxiety-filled, particularly during the fraught and uncertain time of a global pandemic!

I'm thankful that my application process went smoothly. It was all due to Stephan and his team. Stephan was available every step of the way, continuously offering advice and assurance. Fellow colleagues recommended Stephan’s services to me. I would gladly pass on that recommendation to others.

Kent Chan | Artist, Filmmaker & Curator - Singapore

When I began to consider applying for a self-employed visa, I interviewed with Stephan Roelofs. From the very first moment, his experience and expertise gave me peace of mind and a sense of confidence.

Months passed and despite all the pandemic complications, the visa process for me and my family continued. Mr Roelofs managed to meet all of the deadlines with no problems. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone in my situation.

Santiago Burgi | Tenor - Argentina

It was a great experience to work with Stephan Roelofs. When I decided to apply for my Dutch residency, many friends of mine referred Stephan to me.

He is very professional and has been very helpful every step of the way throughout all my application procedures. Moreover, he wasn’t hesitant to answer my questions on other issues that I was concerned about during my stay in The Netherlands. I would refer him to any friends who face immigration issues in the future.

Pichaya Puapoomcharoen | Artist & Designer - Thailand