Very helpful thread. Ironically enough I am in the same situation. My ex. is Dutch, we have a son who is also a citizen, and I am here on a partnership permit. We were not going to get divorced, but we contacted the IND and they stated that if I had a court ordered visitation from a Dutch judge that they could not just make me leave.
I guess my question would be is when my renewal comes up, should I get some legal advice and go through another process to switch over my reason for staying? Or should I just pay the renewal fee and go about my business?
My name is Shawn. I moved out to the Haarlem/Amsterdam area in May. I came out here to be close to my son, who his mother and I agreed to raise in the Netherlands. I am originally from Los Angeles, but lived in the San Francisco Bay Area the past 6 years before moving out here. I am 29 years old, single with two dogs, and I am currently a Production Coach at Spotzer Media, an international advertising firm.
I know a few people here in the area, but not many, and I'm always happy to find a new person to go have a few beers with and shoot the shit.