Lower rates recognized sponsors

The fee for the application for recognized sponsors for the purpose labor immigration for Start-ups and small businesses will changed as of January 1st 2017.

Start-ups and small businesses (with 50 employees or less) will eligible for a reduced for the application to become a recognized sponsor for labor. This rate is 50% lower than the current rate of € 5.183. This reduced fee rate will be € 2.592.

By letter dated July 6, 2017 the State Secretary has informed parliament that Cabinet of Ministers has made this decision. The reason behind this change is that there were signals from that the current amount of the fee to be a recognized sponsor is a financial barrier for smaller companies and start-ups. Because the status as recognized sponsor is necessary to make use of the knowledge migrant scheme, this barrier may prevent smaller businesses and Start-ups to make use of this favorable scheme.

Please note this reduced rate will still be indexed by 1.8%. The applicant of for the recognized sponsors who want to be eligible for the reduced rate will have to apply for this and show the company has 50 or fewer persons employed.

For the other companies / institutions applying for recognized sponsorship the rate remains unchanged, except that the rate will be indexed as of January 1, 2017 with 1.8% (see above).

For questions about recognized sponsors for labor immigration call, 0031206161487, or email us, info@altadvocaten.nl. We are happy to help you!