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  • The benefits of being a Recognized Sponsor
  • How do we become Recognized Sponsor?
  • The conditions
  • The application
The benefits of being a Recognized Sponsor


If your company is a Recognized Sponsor, it is listed in the Public Register of Recognized Sponsors. Your company will then benefit the advantages that come with the recognized sponsorship:

– The IND handles your applications faster: it usually takes 2 weeks to receive approval for a submitted application that is complete.

– Fewer pieces of evidence: your own attestation that the employee meets the conditions is usually sufficient.

How do we become Recognized Sponsor?

In order to be become a recognised sponsor, your company must be a reliable partner for the IND. It means that your organisation needs to meet certain conditions.

The conditions

Your company has to meet the following general conditions:

1) Registration in the Chamber of Commerce. Only (rare) exception is if the Commercial Registers Act 2007 does not require this.

2) The continuity and solvency of your company is sufficiently guaranteed.

3) Your company may not be bankrupt, nor may there be a suspension of payment.

4) Your organisation, the directors and other natural persons/legal entities involved in your organisation are reliable. This is in any event not the case when:

– your organisation or the natural persons/legal entities involved in your organisation have become bankrupt in the 3 years prior to the application for recognition.

– your organisation has received a tax negligence penalty in the 4 years prior to the application for recognition;

– your organisation has received 3 or more penalties under the Aliens Act, Foreign Nationals (Employment) Act or Minimum Wage and Minimum Holiday Allowance Act in the 3 years prior to the application for recognition.

– The recognition of your organisation has been revoked in the 5 years prior to this application.

5) Your organisation meets the Code of Conduct that applies to that organisation.

For recognition as sponsor for researchers within the meaning of Directive (EU) 2016/801, additional conditions apply.

The application

If your company is not yet a sponsor recognized by the Dutch immigration services (IND), you will not find it in the IND list of sponsors. You can apply for the sponsorship or ask us to do it on your behalf. If all correct documents are there and the IND has no backlogs you will receive a decision within a month. However, if your application is incomplete, or if the IND requires more data in order to make a decision, the period may be extended by 6 months.

Do you want to receive our proposal for this application? Just send a mail to info.nl@anywr-group.com and we’ll react promptly.

“Thanks for all your support!”

— Lee, about housing and settling in support, March 2023
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