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Highly skilled migrant visa application – Netherlands

This highly skilled migrant application procedure is meant for companies who are recognized by the IND as a sponsor and wish to hire a highly skilled migrant with the nationality from a country outside of the EU and Switzerland. The highly skilled migrant regulation is the most attractive and easy going procedure, with an IND managing term of 2 weeks. The highly skilled migrant application is the most chosen application by companies who are hiring highly skilled migrants from outside of the EU.  

The company has to be recognized by the IND as a sponsor. If the company is not recognized by the IND as a sponsor, then the company won’t be allowed to partake in the highly skilled migrant regulation. Being recognized by the IND as a sponsor means that the IND considers the recognized sponsor as a reliable employer who can partake in the highly skilled migrant regulation. The IND will trust the statements and actions of the recognized sponsor. However, that doesn’t mean that the IND won’t monitor and oversee the duties of the recognized sponsor.  

If you’re not recognized yet, you can take a look at our recognized sponsorship page. We would happily assist you with the recognition procedure.  

The highly skilled migrant has to meet the following salary criteria; 

  • A highly skilled migrant who is younger than 30: a monthly gross salary of €3.549, exclusive of the holiday allowance;
      
  • A highly skilled migrant who is 30 years or older:  a monthly gross salary of €4.840, exclusive of the holiday allowance;
      
  • A highly skilled migrant who has obtained his/ her bachelor, master or PhD degree and has found a job as a highly skilled migrant within three years: a monthly gross salary of €2.543, exclusive of the holiday allowance;
  • The salary also has to be competitive. 

Given our experience within the highly skilled migrant unit at the IND, INLS would be more than happy to manage the highly skilled migrant application for you.

 For more details about the procedure, please refer to the FAQ section.

24 hours guarantee

If the documents are delivered completely, INLS will apply immediately on the same day.

Transparent fixed costs

Our costs for managing the highly skilled migrant application are €650,- exclusive of the VAT costs

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Frequently asked questions

Most frequent questions about Highly skilled migrant visa application

Every highly skilled migrant who is residing in the country of origin needs an mvv, except for citizens of the United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea. The MVV procedure is indeed included within the highly skilled migrant procedure.  

the highly skilled migrant procedure usually takes no longer than 2 weeks.   

as a sponsor you must oversee;
• that the salary is always guaranteed and paid to the highly skilled migrant;
• You’re also responsible that the highly skilled migrant always works as a highly skilled migrant within the company;
• If the highly skilled migrant resigns from the job, then you’ll need to notify us immediately so we can start the deregistration process.

Our costs for managing the deregistration process of the highly skilled migrant are €175 exclusive of the VAT costs.

the IND fees for the highly skilled migrant application are €320 and €69 for Turkish citizens. Citizens from Israel and San Marino are exempt from paying the fees for their first MVV application.

Aside from the salary criterium, the salary has to be competitive. If the IND doubts the competitiveness of the salary, then they will request the UWV for an advice with regards to the competitiveness of the salary. The UWV will usually issue an advice within six weeks. Given our experience at the highly skilled migrant unit within the IND, INLS knows where the IND is basing their doubts with regards to the competitiveness of the salary on. Contact INLS and we will take the necessary steps.

Yes, INLS also manages the 30% ruling application for the highly skilled migrant. Our costs for the 30% ruling application are €450,- exclusive of the VAT costs.

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The information contained in this site is for general guidance on matters of interest only. The application and impact of laws can vary widely based on the specific facts involved. Given the changing nature of laws, rules and regulations, and the inherent hazards of electronic communication, there may be delays, omissions or inaccuracies in information contained in this site. Accordingly, the information on this site is provided with the understanding that INLS is not liable for the above content. As such, it should not be used as a substitute for consultation with our professionals before making any decision or taking any action.

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