Entrepreneurs, Creatives & Freelancers

When I contacted Stephan Roelofs, he carefully listened to all of my concerns.

He wanted the facts. Stephan weighed the probability of success based on his in-depth experience. Stephan had worked at the IND, so he had an accurate, in-depth understanding of the legal requirements, as well as the most competent ways to deal with the checks and balances of the permitting process under the Points-based Visa Program for freelancers and entrepreneurs. So if Stephan Roelofs takes on your case, the odds are in your favour.

Greg Robson | Product Owner - Australia

Stephan helped me to obtain my self-employed visa under the Points-based Visa Program, right before my previous visa expired.

This allowed me to transition visas without a time gap which was very important to me. This was all due to Stephan’s precise, clear and timely guidance, not to mention his optimistic attitude. Throughout the entire process, Stephan helped me to remain calm and efficient during one of the most stressful times of my career. I am so grateful to him.

Mariam Shokralla | Digital Health Strategist - Egypt

I found Stephan to be straight forward, clear and precise during the entire residency application process under the Points-based Visa Program for freelancers and entrepreneurs.

He advised me on what was needed to make a complete submission with minimal fuss. Required conversations were to the point. I was made aware, at all times during the process, of what the next steps would be and how to accurately complete them. I would have no hesitation in recommending Stephan to anyone needing help with the Dutch residency process.

Richard Moore | Freelance IT Project Manager - UK

It was great having Stephan’s support throughout a very foreign immigration process.

I felt like I was being taken care of and that I could rely on him to answer any questions that concerned me. I will definitely use Stephan services again in the future for any additional visa requirements.

Sarah Budhwani | Brand & Creative Strategist - Canada

I applied for a Self Employed Visa for me and my family as dependents, based on the requirements on the Dutch government website. Unfortunately, my application was rejected and we were told to leave the country within 4 weeks.

Based on forum reviews, we approached Stephan to help us. He was great! He patiently reviewed our specific situation and carefully prepared the basis for an appeal. The revised case was presented to the government for review, and to our delight it was approved. Stephan was there for us every step of the way, guiding us to the eventual success of our application. My family and I will always remain grateful to Stephan for his help. We have absolutely no reservations in recommending his services for all those in the same position. Thank you, Stephan.

Abhoy Ganguli | Senior Cost Engineer - Canada

Stephan Roelofs guided me throughout the entire process of applying for a residential permit visa under the Points-based Visa Program for freelancers and entrepreneurs.

His expertise as a lawyer, as well as his thoughtful mannerisms, were key in successfully attaining our goal. I was so grateful for his honest, patient, clear, and realistic approach. It helped me to endure this challenging process. I would not have made it through the immigration process without his support and exceptional guidance.

Paz Leon | Musician & Screenwriter - Argentina

When I arrived in The Netherlands to help my daughter settle into school here, I fell in love with Amsterdam and decided to make it my new home.

Because I had not done my homework, I was in a very precarious situation with a low likelihood of success in getting my residency permit. Fortunately, Stephan Roelofs came to my rescue. Being a hardcore business person, I was immediately impressed by Stephan’s rigor in screening my situation and commitment to residing in The Netherlands prior to even considering my case. Once Stephan accepted me as a client, I was in the hands of an incredible seamless process. Not for a moment did I doubt my success in being accepted as Stephan and his expanded team had anticipated every potential pitfall and addressed them proactively. As a result, I am now an official Dutch residence and successfully building out my business in Europe. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without Stephan!!

Catherine Miner | Strategic Advisor (Pharma/Biotech) - Canada

After finishing my search year as a freelance Motion Designer, I was not sure how I could continue my Dutch residency status for me and my family.

Contacting Stephan Roelofs was a game changer. Stephan guided me through every necessary step, from my point-based, self-employed freelance and entrepreneurs visa program, to applying for a family visa for my partner and 3 year old child. It was a pleasure to work with Stephan. He handled every situation, that arouse throughout the process, with his vast experience and in a calm and quiet manner. Stephan should be the first choice for any legal help for a creative individual living and working in The Netherlands. I am looking forward to working with him in the future for renewing our visa.

Sagour Biswas | Motion Designer - Bangladesh