Finding the right employees to support your company’s global growth could be challenging. This guide provides you with five helpful tips that will help you (or your employees) relocate or obtain residency in the Netherlands as non-EU nationals without even seeing a lawyer.
#1 Internal (Group) Transfer of Current Employees
One of the most common strategies in the Netherlands is to obtain or apply for a residency permit on behalf of a staff member who has been employed by the parent firm for at least three months and will meet the salary requirement in the Netherlands (3,549 EUR, >30 years).
This means that, with a little patience, you may engage a new employee and pay them for three months at a local rate in India, Dubai, or wherever your company is based. After three months, you can apply for a resident visa in the Netherlands, which is often granted in eight weeks.
It should be noted that the applicant must have the relevant professional experience to justify the remuneration in the Netherlands.
Are you currently unemployed and wishing to work in the Netherlands? Find a local employer who has ambitions to expand and who wants to enter the Dutch market.
#2 The European Blue Card
Any employee may use the EU Blue card, even if the Group has never paid them. However, when compared to ICT relocation, the EU Blue card has two major drawbacks: First, a university degree is necessary (and legalisation may be relevant), and second, the minimum wage is (much) higher than the going rate (5,670). As we’ve seen from experience, the application procedure takes longer. The EU blue card application only applies to residency programs for “workers,” but it also applies to most other residency programs.
#3 Contact Invest in Holland, which is usually based in your country’s embassy
This government agency, also known as the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency, may be able to provide your company with a letter of recommendation, enabling your business to swiftly become a Recognized Sponsor.
If you’re an entrepreneur and you’re not eligible for a relocation visa, the NFIA can assist you to find a Startup Facilitator so you can apply for the Startup Visa.
Even without the NFIA’s assistance, Bolder Launch has a significant amount of experience assisting businesses in achieving Recognized Sponsorship status.
#4 Get in touch with a Dutch employment agency that works with current Recognized Sponsors
Are you currently unemployed and enjoying working in the Netherlands? If your resume enables you to apply for jobs with an entry-level beginning salary of €3.549 (>30 years old), you might want to get in touch with recognised sponsors. Recruitment agencies may help you with this; you can check out firms like Young Capital, Randstad and Adecco.
Your employer may apply for the Highly Skilled Migrant visa based on the minimum income requirement as a qualified Sponsor.
#5 Pay your employees with Bolder Launch, and you’ll have your residency permit in six weeks
Bolder Launch is a recognised sponsor in the Netherlands and can help you obtain or apply for a residency permit on behalf of its employees. As a Professional Employment Organization, we can act as the employer of your employees. Interested? Contact us!
Choose the best plan for you
The IND (immigration Office) website allows you to create a simple online application using any of the five steps outlined above without consulting with a lawyer. The application procedures are based on objective criteria, so if you meet them, you will almost certainly be granted a residency permit (except for the Sponsorship application without the NFIA, which has more “subjective” criteria).