For some residence permits you as the employer must be an approved sponsor. That means that your employee can only work for you and obtain a residence permit if your business meets a number of conditions.

  • our business must be registered in the Register of Companies
  • Your organisation must be trustworthy
  • Your organisation must comply with the applicable code of conduct

You must be an approved sponsor if you want to employ knowledge migrants or scientific researchers.

You can also choose to become an approved sponsor voluntarily. The Immigration & Naturalisation Service (Immigratie- en Naturalisatiedienst, or ‘IND’) will then grant you a number of benefits if you want to employ staff. Hence the IND will decide on your application for a residence permit for your employee more quickly, and you will need to provide less documentary evidence.

If you would like to find out how to become an approved sponsor and what the benefits are, e-mail or call our attorneys for a telephone consultation without obligation.

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