​You want to hire a foreign employee or a foreign employee works for you. Here you will find information on how to apply for a residence permit for your foreign employee, how to apply for recognition as a sponsor and which residence permit to work exist.


IND extends services for highly skilled migrant in South Limburg

- ​Expat Centre Maastricht Region, Gemeente Maastricht and the Immigratie- en Naturalisatiedienst –...

The November 18, 2019 edition of the Business Newsletter is online

- The latest Business Newsletter is available for business-related Recognised Sponsors.

Changed regulation for the Asian catering industry as of 1 October 2019

- ​As of 1 October 2019, there is no longer a quota for the number of residence permits for employe...

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  • If you wish to work as a spiritual counsellor or as a teacher of religious knowledge, you must first pass the civic integration examination abroad.

  • Employers, foreign employees, self-employed persons, scientific researchers and graduated international students can also turn to one of the 8 Expat Centers in the Netherlands.
  • Only an employer can apply for a work permit (TWV ). You cannot do this yourself.

  • ​In addition to the legal obligations of the IND, additional legal rules apply from Inspectie SZW. An employer is responsible for ensuring that the rules of the Foreign Nationals Employment Act are also complied with.