The Dutch Immigration Authority (IND) is required to supervise ‘recognised sponsors’, i.e. employers who have registered as employing highly skilled migrants. But the supervision has been found to be ineffective and therefore the IND decided to visit and inspect recognised sponsors starting in January 2018. During the visits, it checks whether the recognised sponsor is in compliance with its legal requirements, including whether it is meeting its duties of notification, administration and care.

Inge Arts (Bronsgeest Deur Advocaten) in cooperation with Marlies Koggel (Courdid).