Why Should Your Company Become a Recognised Sponsor?

When hiring international employees, there are many things to arrange and take care of. One of the most important things is the immigration procedure: employees with a non-EU nationality will need a work and residence permit to be allowed to live and/or work in the Netherlands. It is sometimes necessary (or mandatory) for a company to be a recognised sponsor.

Recognized Sponsorship IND

To hire highly skilled migrants and researchers, your company has to be a recognised sponsor.

The Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) decides on the application for recognition as a sponsor. The recognition means that the IND considers the company to be a reliable partner.

After your organization has been recognised, it will be entered in the Public Register for recognized Sponsors.

If your company is not yet a sponsor recognised by the IND, PAS BMS can apply for this sponsorship on your companies’ behalf. We will inform you which documents are required and proactively advise about the content of the documents.

Advantages of being a sponsor

Recognition as a sponsor has a number of advantages:

  • The IND handles applications faster: a decision is usually taken within 2 weeks.
  • Fewer pieces of evidence: you do not have to send a full set of evidence with the application. A declaration from you that the employee meets the conditions is usually sufficient, provided you are in possession of the required documentation.

Recognition is not required to employ employees from abroad for the purpose of Intra Corporate Transferee, work in paid employment, European Blue Card, work experience and seasonal work. Recognition is also not required for hiring highly skilled migrants and researchers with the Turkish nationality.

However, as a recognised sponsor you can also apply through the procedure as a recognised sponsor for work-related permits for which recognition is not obligatory. You will then also enjoy the benefits as mentioned above. Whereas, if you are not a recognised sponsor, the processing time of the application is between eight and twelve weeks.

Would you like to know how we can help you apply for recognised sponsorship? Please feel free to contact PAS BMS.