Questions about relocating a highly skilled migrant to the Netherlands? Here, you can find the answers to common questions of expats and employers.

Frequently asked questions

Under certain conditions, the partner and/or children of a highly skilled migrant can also come to the Netherlands. In any case, every family member needs a residence permit.

Expat Center Food Valley is here to help you

At Expat Center Food Valley, we check whether the family members of the highly skilled migrant meet the conditions for coming to the Netherlands. We can also help the foreign professional apply for a residence permit for each family member. We have our own in-house desk for the IND, so we can help you arrange multiple formalities in one go.

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Applying for recognition as a sponsor must be done through the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND). The IND keeps a public register of the recognised sponsors.

Expat Center Food Valley is here to help you

In order to become a recognised sponsor, you must meet a number of conditions as an employer. At Expat Center Food Valley, we check whether or not you meet this requirements. We also explain what additional responsibilities and benefits you will have as a recognised sponsor, and we request recognition as a sponsor for you.

More about becoming a recognised sponsor 

A recognised sponsor is an organisation that has an interest in a foreign professional’s stay in the Netherlands. For example the employer of a highly skilled migrant. The sponsor has certain responsibilities towards to the foreign professional. Recognition as a sponsor also offers benefits for employers who frequently relocate highly skilled migrants to the Netherlands.

Expat Center Food Valley is here to help you

At Expat Center Food Valley, we check whether or not an employer meets the conditions for recognition as a sponsor. We also explain what additional responsibilities you will have as a recognised sponsor and what the benefits are, and we apply for recognition as a sponsor for you.

More about becoming a recognised sponsor 

 

Expat Center Food Valley is here to help you

At Expat Center Food Valley we help you determine which documents are needed. We have our own in-house desk for the IND, so we can help you arrange multiple formalities in on go.

Applying for a residence permit must be done at the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND). In order to be eligible for a residence permit, the foreign professional must meet a number of general conditions for expats and additional conditions for highly skilled migrants.

Expat Center Food Valley is here to help you

At Expat Center Food Valley we check whether or not the general conditions and the additional conditions are met. After checking and as soon as we have received all required documents, we submit the application for a residence permit for the highly skilled migrant. Applications for family members can be submitted at the same time. This application also includes a visa (if required) and the work permit. We have our own in-house desk for the IND, so we can help you arrange multiple formalities in on go.

The BSN number is provided upon registration with the municipality in the Personal Records Database (BRP).

Expat Center Food Valley is here to help you

At Expat Center Food Valley, we offer the registration of foreign professionals with the municipality of Wageningen as an individual service or as part of our complete package. We have our own in-house desk for the municipality, so we can help you arrange multiple formalities in one go.

“The consultants at Expat Center Food Valley really help us, and our expats and non EU interns, by arranging the complicated employment and residence permits to our complete satisfaction.”

Marloes van Meeteren – Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen

“I am grateful for your priceless help to me. Thank you very much for your quick response and help.”

Murat Yanet

“Moving to a new place can be very stressful. For me, travelling and settling in the Netherlands was never hard, because I had all the necessary support and information at each step from Expat Center Food valley in Wageningen.”

Steve Gowelo

“We have been satisfied with the services of the Expat Center Food Valley for many years now. The highly skilled migrants feel very welcome in the Netherlands because of their customer-friendly approach.”

Marlies Koggel