The Netherlands: New Recognized Employer Sponsorship Requirements

Last Updated on March 11, 2024

Key Points  

  • The Netherlands introduced new document requirements for recognized sponsors of highly skilled foreign nationals  


Beginning 1 April 2024, the government of the Netherlands will introduce additional obligation requirements for recognized sponsors of highly skilled foreign nationals. These documents will include the following: 

  • Salary slips  
  • A copy of a diploma and diploma validation (if applicable) 
  • English and Dutch language test results  

Recognized sponsors must retain records of this information for up to five years after a foreign national is no longer employed at the company.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of the Netherland’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information. 

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