New Regulations for Employers Hiring Highly Skilled Migrants

Starting April 1, 2024, new obligations for recognized sponsors must be kept. Discover what documents you need to retain to avoid fines and maintain recognition. Stay compliant and ensure smooth sponsorship processes. Find our more below. โฌ‡๏ธ๐ŸŒŸ

As a recognized sponsor, you are obligated to keep and retain details of your foreign national in your records to ensure they meet the conditions required for their residence permit. If sponsors fail to meet these obligations, they could face fines (under the Aliens Act /ย  โ€˜Vreemdelingenwetโ€™) or lose their recognition.๐Ÿ“–

Starting from April 1, 2024, recognized sponsors of highly skilled migrants who earn less than โ‚ฌ2,801 per month must keep extra records.๐Ÿ’น

This includes the following documents:

  • A copy of the diploma or certificate of the foreign national, confirming the graduation date ๐Ÿ“‘
  • A document showing that the foreign national has the required minimum level of knowledge of the English or Dutch language ๐Ÿ“Œ

If the foreign national has graduated outside the Netherlands you need:

Need assistance navigating work authorizations for your employees? We got you covered in any category, from high- to lower-skilled talent that you want to attract. We also offer services to help your international employees with their house search and settling-in. Reach out to for an open conversation. ๐Ÿ’Œ

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