It will be interesting to see if this exam will try to determine if Muslims from Turkey and Morocco hope someday to institute Sharia in their new homeland. From Expatica, with thanks to Ali Dashti:
Newcomers and settled immigrants will be forced to successfully pass an integration examination to prove they have integrated into Dutch society.
The law is primarily aimed at non-EU family unification immigrants “” especially those from Turkey and Morocco “” who will be required to complete a basic integration test in their country of origin before arriving in the Netherlands.
The Netherlands is the first country in the world to demand permanent immigrants complete a pre-arrival integration course. US, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand and Japanese nationals are exempted from the pre-arrival courses. …
Moving on, the Cabinet agreed on 23 April that after arriving in the country, a newcomer must report back to the local council after six months to monitor their integration progress. Authorities will determine when they will be assessed again. Those who fail to report will be fined.
If the immigrant wants to be compensated for course costs, they must pass the integration exam within three years. If a newcomer has failed to integrate after five years, they will be fined.
Asylum seekers will only be obligated to integrate once they have gained their first temporary residence permit. Antilleans and Arubans will also be obliged to integrate.
A residence permit for an indefinite period can only be obtained once a foreigner has passed an integration exam.