Artists & Musicians

Working with Stephan Roelofs was pleasant, professional and efficient.

We are very happy with how the process was executed and the successful results. Thank you, Stephan.

Amira Diab & Hany Abu-Assad | Filmmaker & Film Director - U.S.A./Netherlands

A bureaucracy can be an intimidating maze, especially when addressing immigration issues in The Netherlands.

With his intricate knowledge, extensive experience, and kindness, Stephan gained my trust in a very short period of time. He guided me out of that maze to the best possible solution with confidence. As a self-employed artist, I felt privileged to have worked with him in resolving one of the most significant challenges of my life.

Kerim Safa | Visual Artist & Musician - Turkey

I reached out to Stephan at the very beginning of my process to acquire a Self-Employed Artist Visa.

He was quick to explain how the application works, dispelled misunderstandings about the process, and assessed multiple ways to move forward. He was always quick to answer any questions during the wait. It was a pleasure working with Stephan for the Self-Employed Artist Visa, and I highly recommend his services to anyone who might need them.

Misho Antadze | Film Director - U.S.A.

First of all, thanks to Stephan, I am very happy to have my residency permit. Stephan communicates in a very efficient, effective manner.

From our very first appointment, he was helpful and sincere in his approach. He guided me through the necessary documents that I needed for my application. It was a good decision to hire him as my immigration lawyer.

Claudia Velez Ruiz | Double Bass Player - Mexico

Stephan Roelofs came highly recommended to me by a friend and fellow visual artist, due to his vast experience in working with creatives in the industry.

It was an absolute privilege to work with Stephan. He was able to advise me and to guide me every step of the way to attain a self-employed artist visa. I had applied for the visa soon after I completed my artist residency with the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht. Thanks to Stephan’s diligent work, my artist visa was successfully granted. Since then, I’ve recommended Stephan to numerous colleagues and will continue to do so.

Lina Al Amoudi | Visual Artist & Designer - Philippines

I wanted to live and work as a professional dancer/performer in Amsterdam. Several of my friends recommended Stephan Roelofs to help me. Hearing their great review and their personal experience with him, I was hooked.

I immediately contacted Mr. Roelofs and made an appointment. I explained my situation to him. He informed me that I would need a freelance business visa since I had no sponsor here in The Netherlands. After the meeting, I knew that I was in the right place with the right attorney. I was happy to find out that Stephan Roelofs had a great deal of experience with my specific type of case. He made me fully aware of the difficult challenges I would be facing and how long it would take to receive the visa. I would be lying if I said that everything went smoothly. But with Mr. Roelofs as my lawyer, both the big and small obstacles were addressed effectively. It took 8 months to receive the MVV. Finally, I was able to start my journey as a freelance dancer, here in The Netherlands. A great big thanks goes to Mr. Stephan Roelofs and his team. I would highly recommend him to whomsoever needs help with immigration issues.

Yashasvi Shrotriya | Professional Dancer - India

I really appreciated Stephan’s advice for my application for an artist visa. He has a professional methodology and extensive knowledge, combined with an optimistic and confident manner, that continually encouraged me throughout the application process.

I am a self-employed artist and designer. After I graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven, my start up career was new and difficult, especially since at the same time, I was required to address the visa challenge. Stephan provided me with solid suggestions and a clear direction to the process of my visa application. Thanks to Stephan, I successfully received my artist visa.

Qiaochu Guo | Artist & Designer - China

I had the fortune to have Stephan Roelofs as my lawyer on my Self-Employed Artist Immigration case.

Throughout the entire process, communication with Stephan was clear, smooth and effective. My case was not particularly easy, but with Stephan's guidance it went as well as I could have ever dreamt of. I whole-heartedly recommend Stephan for challenging cases like mine.

Julian Maple de Oliveira | Composer - Brazil

Throughout the many years of my studies in Europe, I felt a constant and overwhelming sense of uncertainty that I wouldn’t be able to find a way to remain and continue building my future on everything I had already started here in The Netherlands.

When my studies at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague and Zoekjaar came to an end, contacting Stephan Roelofs was the best thing I could have done. From our first meeting, I trusted that he could help me with this daunting (and in my case, time-sensitive) process of applying for a self-employment visa in The Netherlands. Stephan laid everything out about the process with clarity and precision and guided me with all the paperwork. So that in far less time than I ever expected, I obtained the permit that has allowed me to work freely and find my path as musician here in The Netherlands. I cannot thank him enough for his time and efforts, and I am certain his expertise and experience will be of service to anyone needing help with these delicate matters.

Anna Litvinenko | Cellist - U.S.A.

The decision to apply for my artist visa had to be made quickly. Because of the timing, I felt rushed and nervous.

I decided to get in contact with Stephan Roelofs for his guidance. Our initial conversation about the necessary legal procedures was very helpful. He was able to successfully guide me through the application procedures in a short amount of time. The timing of my application ended up to be very crucial for my case. I would not have known about the best timing to hand in my application If I hadn’t contacted Stephan. Overall, the experience was pleasant, efficient and at the end successful! Thank you, Stephan.

Wei Tung Kuo | Graphic Designer & Artist - Taiwan