In 2001, I graduated from the University of Amsterdam specialized in family law and juvenile law and I started my career in immigration law as an asylum lawyer at the Asylum Legal Aid Foundation (SRA).
Late 2004, together with two Legal Aid Foundation colleagues (including Engin Arslan), we, as enterprising trainee lawyers, set up the law firm Altadvocaten. In August 2004, I was sworn in as a lawyer by the Dutch Bar Association. In the following 16 years, I was able to specialize myself further in immigration law. I can honestly say that during that time I have worked intensively in all facets of immigration law. Since 2010, I focus on economic or labor immigration; highly skilled migration, entrepreneurs (including American and Japanese Friendship Treaties).
In April 2021, I founded the new law firm Arslan|Lit immigration and labor lawyers together with Engin Arslan and Veli Arslan. Curiosity about what new possibilities the present and the future have to offer has brought us together. The desire for progress and to be part of the changing reality is the driving force behind our new firm.
I am a member of the Dutch Bar Association and the Legal Aid Working Group in Immigration and Refugee Matters. Accredited by the Council for Legal Aid as a specialist in asylum and immigration law and immigration detention. I am also a member of the SVMA specialist association for immigration lawyers.