NETHERLANDS – New Rules for Recognised Sponsors and Income Declaration

Effective 1 April 2016, the assessment of the continuity and solvency of companies applying for the status of recognised sponsor at the Dutch Immigration Authorities (IND) has become more lenient. For recently established companies, a business plan is no longer required in some situations.

Additionally, since 1 April 2016, a company can lose its status as a recognised sponsor if it has not submitted any immigration application in the previous three years and has no employees registered.

Finally, for applications for a work permit for key staff / highly-skilled migrants (kennismigranten), the gross monthly salary must now be recorded in the employment contract or employer’s declaration, rather than in pay slips or other documentary evidence.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Expat Management Group.