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Income requirements when you want to sponsor a short stay of a foreign national

​You want to sponsor a foreign national that comes to the Netherlands for a short stay. This person may come for a maximum of 90 days without a visa or should apply for a visa to enter the Netherlands. To sponsor this person you should have an income. On this page you will read the income requirements.

The income requirements are:

  1. You earn an independent income: this is an income for which you have paid taxes and social security contributions.
  2. Your income is sustainable: this means that you receive your income for a longer period.
  3. You have sufficient income: this means that your income is high enough.

The requirements are now explained further.

1. You earn an independent income

An independent income is an income that you earn yourself and for which you have paid taxes and social security contributions. Read if you income is independent.

2. Your income is sustainable

Your income is sustainable when you will still receive it for another 12 months. Count from the day the visa application is submitted. Or the day that the person comes to the Netherlands.

3. You have sufficient income

The amount you have to earn, is called the required amount. The required amount equals the statutory minimum wage. The statutory minimum wage and the required amount change every 6 months, on 1 January and 1 July. Check the required amount for you.

Inform with the Dutch representation

Does the foreign national need a visa for short stay? The foreign national applies at the Dutch embassy or consulate in his country or a neighbouring country. Therefore, inform with that embassy or consulate how you should show your income. You can also ask if and how you can be a sponsor when you receive benefits or have an income from own capital.


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