Inspection visits to recognised sponsors by IND

10 January 2018

It is the task of IND to supervise recognised sponsors. After an investigation, the Inspection for Justice and Security has reached the conclusion that the supervision of employers as recognised sponsors in its present form is not sufficiently effective. That is why the IND takes measures to intensify the enforcement.

In 2018 the IND will perform inspection visits to employers acting as recognised sponsors. During the visits, the IND checks whether the recognised sponsor complies with the requirements of the Modern Migration policy (MoMi). Under MoMi, Recognised sponsors have a duty of disclosure, a duty of administration and a duty of care.
The inspection visits of the IND will be done on a random basis. Has your organisation been selected for an inspection visit? In that case the Enforcement department will make an appointment with you. For this inspection visit the IND may ask you to provide documents from your administration. In that way the Enforcement department gains insight in the way your organisation implements the existing requirements. In applications from recognised sponsors the IND takes ‘own statements’ as basis. To be able to continue doing this, it is of vital importance that recognised sponsors correctly and accurately meet these requirements.
In case you have questions and/or remarks about the inspection visits, or questions about the obligations under the MoMi, please inform IND. Send an email to:

[Source: Immigration and Naturalisation Service]