Highly skilled migrants

Highly skilled migrants come to the Netherlands to make a contribution to the knowledge economy. If they hold the nationality of a country outside the EU (other than Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland or Switzerland), they need a recognised sponsor.

Recognised sponsors

Recognised sponsors are listed in a public register and can submit permit applications for highly skilled migrants. Highly skilled migrants must be paid an income which is above a set threshold. For more information, see the IND website.