Entrepreneurs, Creatives & Freelancers

In 2010, my contract ended with a company that was sponsoring me to stay as a Highly Skilled Migrant Worker in The Netherlands.

Stephan Roelofs helped me transition from this legal position to a stay with a freelance visa. He made the process, under the Points-based Visa Program for freelancers and entrepreneurs, simple and straight forward. His expertise made a very stressful situation, feel calm and under control. He was always friendly and concise and persisted enthusiastically, even when my first application was denied. I have been working successfully as a freelancer since, thanks to Stephan.

Rachel Perry | Art Produce - Australia

As a self-employed fashion designer, finding my way through the Dutch immigration bureaucracy was confusing and frustrating.

Once I was put in touch with Susanne Mooij, the application process became clear and achievable. Susanne managed the process superbly, continuously keeping me in the loop, while smoothing out any issues that arose along the way. At the time of my application being a “Creative” applicant was problematic. Through Susanne and her team’s efforts, The Netherlands is now more open to the positive impact we, the creative class of immigrants, has to offer to Dutch society.

Ehud Joseph | Clothing Designer & University Lecturer - New Zealand

Being an expat is a decision usually related to a professional career. Becoming an immigrant is a decision that involves many other aspects of one’s life… deciding to embrace and become part of a society far away from your original country.

This decision and the legal process is an important step in your personal journey. It can be very stressful, if you don't have the right support. Thanks to Stephan Roelofs, my immigration process, under the Points-based Visa Program for freelancers and entrepreneurs, went very smoothly. I felt guided and supported the entire time and I received a solid approval of my application.

Roberto Soto | Senior Media, Sports & Entertainment Executive - Chile

Stephan has been instrumental in helping to facilitate my decision to stay in The Netherlands with a Self Employed Residence Permit.

His experience was very assuring throughout the process, as he explained the requirements for the Points System, for the admission of freelancers and entrepreneurs. He was also able to help with referrals, to other service providers, to complete the application. As a Canadian small business owner, I can highly recommend Stephan to assist with questions about immigrating to The Netherlands.

Charles Lin | Business Intelligence & Data Management Professional - Canada

My success is a clear indication of Susanne Mooij’s extensive knowledge in her immigration legal practice, especially after realizing that acquiring a freelance visa can be a unique challenge.

After receiving a masters degree in Design from the Design Academy in Eindhoven, I decided to establish my own practice in The Netherlands. Referred by a fellow alumni who had a successful experience with Adam & Wolf, I met with Susanne. Her judgement of the case was accurate. During the very first meeting, she was convinced that we would have a positive result. Without having any idea of what I was looking for at the time, Susanne provided me with a clear plan of action to gain residence in my new country. She tailored her advice to my needs, allowing me to stay on top of an extremely busy daily schedule. This removed the pressure of the complex situation and allowed me to focus on my work.

Hongjie Yang | Conceptual Designer - China

Stephan Roelofs was incredibly helpful when he walk me through the Points-based Visa Program for freelancers and entrepreneurs.

He took a hands-on role in the actual submission, providing a number of useful insights to assure a successful application. I wouldn't have succeeded without him. He is known amongst the international freelancing community in Amsterdam. He was recommended to me by others who had worked with him. I can happily pass on the same recommendation.

Josh Dykgraaf | Photo-illustrator & Graphic Designer - Australia

I was lucky to have chosen Stephan Roelofs for my first appointment regarding my visa. After an introductory conversation, I knew that I didn't need to look any further for advice and help.

He guided me through my self-employed immigration case, from listing the needed documents to checking on the status of the application, and in the end, sending me the happy news. Stephan was very realistic in describing the scenario and defining the requirements to acquire a Dutch visa under the Points-based Visa Program for freelancers and entrepreneurs. I knew his success rate was high, and he had great credentials, so I was glad when he took my case. I already felt like things would go right, and they did. Therefore, since it is now time to renew my visa, I have no doubts about returning to Stephan again for help. I highly recommend him, especially for self-employed creatives in The Netherlands.

Marina Chaccur | Type Designer & Calligrapher - Brazil

It has been an extreme privilege to work with Stephan Roelofs. In fact, I’ve referred him to so many of my expat friends, I’ve lost count.

He has an incredible wealth of knowledge when it comes to the ever-changing immigration laws of Holland. Not only that, his personal care and ability to sift through the relevant facts, to give you the straight story, make his services irreplaceable. Whether you decide to take on the immigration challenge yourself or with assistance, I always advise people to at least schedule one consultation with Stephan. It can't hurt and it will usually leave you much more enlightened as to the unique challenges you may encounter when immigrating. Ultimately, it's about having peace of mind. And Stephan Roelofs specializes in helping you achieve it.

Roger Hoard | Copywriter - U.S.A.

I worked with Stephan Roelofs on my Self-employed Residence Permit for Turkish nationals. Stephan is an outstanding professional attorney, who is really an expert in Immigration Law.

I had this impression from our very first meeting. He explained everything clearly and fully informed me of the procedures. I decided in that meeting to go through the application process with Stephan, even though it was a difficult case. In the end, we received positive advice from both the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and IND. I highly recommend Stephan for any case that is related to immigration. If he believes your case can be successful, it will surely be.

Nazim Keser | SAP OTC Consultant - Turkey

Stephan Roelofs helped me through my residency application when I just finished art academy in The Hague, and wanted to stay further to work.

It was a pleasure to find a lawyer who had extensive experience in helping creative people and small entrepreneurs. A few years later, he helped me and my partner through a partnership residency process. And finally, he guided me through my Dutch citizenship application procedures. I felt confident through each one of those difficult, and at times confusing cases, thanks to Stephan’s detailed explanations and advice.

Yuliya Gwilyn-Sobotyuk | Illustrator, Designer & Author - Ukraine