Highly Skilled
Migrant Visa

For UK-NL assignments

Applying for work visas can be a lengthy and confusing process at times. We assist businesses like yours in obtaining Highly Skilled Migrant Visas. Our tailored services ensure a seamless visa process, making it easy to relocate your highly skilled workforce to the Netherlands swiftly and efficiently.

Dutch residence permit for highly skilled migrants

The Highly Skilled Migrant Program (HSMP) offers a streamlined pathway for individuals with specialised skills or expertise from outside the EU/EEA or Switzerland to live and work in the Netherlands. This program requires a registration as a recognised sponsor by the employer, to apply for the residence permit on behalf of the highly skilled migrant.

Conditions and qualifications for the HSM visa

To be eligible for the HSM visa, both the employer and the employee must meet certain criteria. Employees must show that they are highly skilled and possess specialised skills or expertise relevant to their intended role in the Netherlands. Employers must be recognised sponsors and comply with all legal obligations related to sponsoring foreign workers.

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Become a recognised sponsor in the Netherlands

Securing recognition as a sponsor is essential for hiring Highly Skilled Migrants (HSM). We can assist you, (as an employer) in the process of becoming a recognized sponsor in the Netherlands. Additionally, you will benefit from shortened processing times (typically 2 weeks) and gain access to more suitable procedures tailored to the needs of your company.

Support for compliance and optimalisation in the Netherlands

In addition to facilitating work visas for your employees destined for the Netherlands, we also provide comprehensive support in various key areas. 

  • Expert guidance: Our experienced team will navigate you through the Dutch labour and immigration laws, ensuring a seamless process for your company.
  • Tax optimisation: Understanding the tax implications of employee assignments in the Netherlands is paramount. We will assist in ensuring compliance with Dutch tax regulations while optimising tax efficiency for your company and your employees.
  • Social security compliance: Equally crucial are the social security implications. Crowe Peak will guide you in ensuring proper coverage and meeting obligations under Dutch law for your employees’ temporary assignment.
  • Tailored employment contracts and handbooks: Structuring employment contracts that align with Dutch legal requirements, including minimum wage, working hours, and vacation entitlements, is imperative. We customise these contracts and draw up handbooks to suit the specific needs of your business and your employees, offering clarity and legal compliance throughout the entire process.

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Supporting your employees every step of the way

At Crowe Peak, we recognise that the success of international assignments hinges on the welfare and contentment of your employees. That is why our offerings go beyond mere corporate compliance, providing holistic support for your team members. Whether it is navigating social security complexities or optimising tax advantages like the 30% ruling and relevant wage tax, we are committed to fostering prosperity for both your company and your workforce throughout their tenure in the Netherlands.

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Streamlining your visa application process or obtaining recognised sponsorship for your business in the Netherlands? Benefit from our expertise to save both time and effort. Fill out the form below, and we will get back to you the same working day.

Questions and requests

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