Holland: clergymen to take special tests

Starting next September, foreign imams and other clergymen that would like to come to the Netherlands would have to pass a very strict exams. They would have to know more about Dutch society and be tested in various skills.

They will have to take a special course or risk fines and losing their residence permit.

Additionally, the organization for whom they will be working will be checked to make sure it’s lawful.

The clerics will be allowed to stay in the Netherlands for as long as they work for their community. After five years they can ask for a permanent residence permit.

Source: Elsevier (Dutch)

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