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:
The requirements are now explained further.
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.
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.
Are you self-employed? Than your company must have existed for at least 1,5 years on the day the visa application is submitted.
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.
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. Please check netherlandsandyou.nl for more information on how you should show your income as a sponsor.