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Employer

​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.

News

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

- ​The new edition of the Business Newsletter is online.

eHerkenning media campaign launched

- At the beginning of June, the government started a nationwide eHerkenning media campaign.

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

- ​The new edition of the Business Newsletter is online.

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  • ​​Please read our newsletter Nieuwsbrief Zakelijk and stay informed about relevant developments. Previously published issues can be found in our archive.

  • 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.