Foreign Employers

You represent, or work for, a foreign company that has a branch in the Netherlands or is considering establishing a branch here. As an employer of foreign staff, you will need to deal with migration law, which can sometimes be quite complicated. Mynta Law advises you as an employer when hiring foreign workers. We handle all the necessary applications for visas, residency and work permits, and we always proactively monitor your compliance with these requirements. In addition, during compliance inspections by the IND (Immigration and Naturalization Service) and Inspectie SZW (Inspectorate of Social Affairs and Employment), we provide fast, targeted advice, based on our in-house expertise.

Applications for visas, residency and work permits

From the moment you engage Mynta Law, you, as an employer, are immediately placing the responsibility for your own compliance, together with the supervision of your expat employees in the Netherlands, in good hands. As an independent consultant, and alongside HR managers and executives, we proactively monitor whether your company or organization is compliant or, if not, to identify what specific action may be required. At the same time, of course, there is also a practical side to business immigration; after all, international employees and their families need to proceed through a bureaucratic mill, and that process should be able to run smoothly.

Recognition as a sponsor

As an employer of foreign employees, you can gain recognition as a sponsor by the IND. This has, in itself, practical advantages, but this recognition is mandatory if you wish to employ highly skilled migrants or scientific researchers. Mynta Law can help you with your application for this recognition as sponsor. We will provide you with all the information you need regarding the conditions for recognition, the rights and benefits associated with the status, and about the ongoing obligations to which you will be bound as a recognized sponsor.

Supervision by IND and Inspectorate SZW

The IND monitors compliance with the Immigration Act. The Inspectorate SZW monitors compliance with the Foreigners Employment Act and other labour laws on behalf of the Minister of SZW. If you are faced with inspections and/or control visits, you can turn to Mynta Law for specialized legal assistance. This begins with the supervisor's visit and includes challenging any fines or penalties.

Objection and (higher) Appeals

A significant number of the changes to migration law originate in the courtroom. Effective litigation requires a detailed knowledge of the law, together with considerable resourcefulness and persuasiveness. Mynta Law has all these qualities and extensive litigation experience before the Dutch Immigration Justice, and even the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Fixed rates, so no financial surprises

Wherever possible, Mynta Law applies fixed rates to the handling of a specific case. Our rates are in line with the current market level. Therefore, on engaging Mynta Law, you know in advance what your costs will be.

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Arend van Rosmalen, LL.M.

Nadine Vrijsen, LL.M.