Payrolling Services for Employers2022-12-07T12:41:47+00:00

Payrolling of
Highly Skilled Migrants

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Now every organization can employ highly skilled migrants.

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Payrolling of
Highly Skilled Migrants

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Now every organization can employ highly skilled migrants.

Start now

Payrolling with recognized sponsorship

Would you like to employ a non-EU citizen as a highly skilled migrant?
Or are you not (yet) a recognized sponsor of the Dutch Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) or does your organization not have a physical establishment in the Netherlands?

Then (temporary) outsourcing of the employership with our payrolling services provides a solution for your organization.

By using our payrolling services in combination with our recognized sponsorship, you can start working with highly skilled migrant in no time.

How our Payrolling services works

All About Expats is a service provider that focuses on payrolling and immigration services of highly skilled migrants for companies that want to outsource the employment of this specific group of employees.

By outsourcing employership to us, your company can hire highly skilled migrants without hassle. The highly skilled migrant(s) will be employed by us, in that way we will become their legal employer and their sponsor. We on our part will then second the highly skilled migrant exclusively to you. We arrange the permit applications and guide the highly skilled migrants if needed through their relocation to the Netherlands.

Our Payrolling services of Highly Skilled Migrants includes

immigration and settling in

Immigration and settling in

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Payrolling

30 facility application

30% facility application

(if applicable)

Payrolling service

Immigration and settling in

With our payrolling services for highly skilled migrants we offer our guidance with the complete immigration and arrange the permit application with the IND. We provide consultation regarding all relevant legal matters and help your new employee with settling in as a highly skilled expat.

By using our payrolling services, a comprehensive immigration service for highly skilled migrants is included. Making use of our service allows both the employee and employer to rest easy while we take care of all the immigration matters including arranging permits for your employee and, if needed, their family members that they wish to bring along.

What is included

  • Taking over the immigration procedure for highly skilled migrants and the handling of the permit application.

  • Taking over the immigration procedure for family members of the employee and the handling of the permit application(s) (if applicable).

  • Knowledge partner for consultancy about all relevant IND matters.

  • Arranging appointments with the IND.

  • Arranging municipal registrations.

  • Support to the highly skilled migrant with opening a bank account.

  • Support to the highly skilled migrant with applying for an orientation year highly educated people.

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More about immigration and settling in

Highly Skilled Migrant scheme 20222022-12-08T12:09:14+00:00

The Netherlands has a scheme specifically for highly skilled migrant. The scheme makes it easier and faster for companies to bring in highly skilled migrants from outside the Euro zone.

In a nutshell the highly skilled migrant scheme facilitates the admission requirements and time for highly skilled migrants and their employers. Not every company can make use of the highly skilled migrant scheme and not every migrant from outside the EU is eligible either. There are various conditions for the employer and requirements for the highly skilled migrant.

The conditions for this scheme are:

  • The employer is a recognized sponsor of the Dutch Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND).

  • The highly skilled migrant has a signed employment contract with a minimum of three months with a Dutch employer.

  • The employer pays at least the minimum wage for a highly skilled migrant.

  • The highly skilled migrant must be paid with market-level wages.

  • The highly skilled migrant has a valid passport, a Dutch healthcare insurance, and does not pose a threat to the national security.

Income norm for hiring a highly skilled migrant

One of the requirements for hiring a highly skilled migrant is an income norm. These are gross monthly salaries and vary by category.

For 2022, the minimum for highly skilled migrant has been set at:

Age/CategorySalary *
Reduced salary criterion€ 2,543
Under 30 years of age€ 3,549
30 years of age or older€ 4,840

* Excl. 8% holiday allowance

The IND will also check:

  • If the highly skilled migrant has skills and experience that are relatively scarce in the Netherlands;
  • If the highly skilled migrant has a higher educational level (Bachelor minimum);
  • If the highly skilled migrant has a specialization (for example in IT, engineering or science).

Orientation year for students2022-12-08T11:22:15+00:00

Non-EU students who have just graduated and have not yet found a job as a highly skilled migrant can use an orientation year permit. During the year in which this is valid, they are free to work for any employer in the Netherlands, you do not yet have to be a recognized sponsor. An additional advantage for you as an employer is that a reduced salary criterion applies for this specific group of highly skilled migrants.

If you wish to continue employing this employee, you should apply for a highly skilled migrant permit for the employee before the orientation year permit expires. This is only possible if you are an IND approved sponsor when you submit the application.

You are not (yet) an IND recognized sponsor?
We can support you (possibly on a temporary basis) by fulfilling the role of recognized sponsor on your behalf based on our payroll construction.

What is IND recognized sponsorship2022-12-07T12:40:27+00:00

As a recognized sponsors of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (‘IND’) a company is allowed to hire highly skilled migrants. In addition, the IND uses a shorter decision period for permit applications submitted by a recognized sponsor. The process of becoming a recognized sponsor is complicated, costly and takes a significant amount of time and effort.

Fortunately, All About Expats is an expert in the expat field and is a recognized IND sponsor. Every year, many employers, intermediaries and recruitment agencies use our services to hire knowledge migrants. This means they no longer need to be concerned about being an IND sponsor or any of the associated obligations and administrative duties. They can already start working with their hired highly skilled migrants immediately while we take care of the administrative matters.

All companies that are recognized sponsors of the IND are included in the Public Register Recognized Sponsors.

All About Expat is adept at handling the application process to become a recognized sponsor. We advise companies on the feasibility of obtaining the sponsorship based on the information you have available as a company. In addition, we can take care of the entire application on your behalf. Also we can take over your immigration process with sending in your highly skilled migrant applications to the IND with our Immigration Service for employers.

Obligations of recognized sponsors2022-12-07T11:41:08+00:00

Being a recognized sponsor comes with obligations including, but not limited to, conducting a careful recruitment & selection process and timely notification of changes. The IND expects all current recognized sponsors to comply with these regulations. If you do not comply, you risk losing the sponsorship and the permits of your highly skilled migrants.

In broad terms, these obligations consist of:

  • Providing highly skilled migrants with information about admission and residence;
  • Keeping and retaining records;
  • Duty of care;
  • Repatriation of the foreign national;
  • Checking regularly for upholding the obligations.

Watch the video ‘Which duties does a recognized sponsor has to fulfil’ with further explanation.

A Video of the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND)

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Payrolling highly skilled migrants

With our payrolling services, you can (temporary) outsource the employership and sponsorship to All About Expats. Doing so, you will be able to hire you own highly skilled migrants without needing a recognized sponsorship of the IND. All About Expats offers complete unburdening of any legal and administrative matter including getting visas, salary payments, sickness, etc.

What is included

  • Solution if there is no recognized sponsorship (yet);
  • Legal employership outsourced on the basis of exclusive provision;
  • HR and payroll administration highly skilled migrants;
  • Collective health insurance;
  • Pension scheme;
  • Guidance during illness;
  • No physical establishment required in the Netherlands.
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More about payrolling

What is payrolling for you as a hiring company?2022-12-07T12:08:38+00:00

With payrolling you as a hiring company outsource the employment including the salary payments of an employee to a payrolling company.
In this way the payroll company becomes the legal employer and you as a hiring company become the material employer.

The payroll company seconds the employee exclusively to your company, where you take care of the daily guidance and supervision of the employee.
Therefore, it seems like you are employing the employee yourself.

Advantages of payrolling2022-12-07T12:12:03+00:00

Organizations that want to hire non-EU employees find out that the employment, immigration, HR and payroll administration are time consuming. With payrolling, the hassle that comes with hiring a highly skilled migrant can all be outsourced. As the material employer you remain responsible for the daily guidance and supervision of the employee.

We will take care of the rest.

  • Outsourcing of all relevant complex and time-consuming work and procedures.

  • Expedited processing of permit applications.

  • Trusted business with a knowledgeable partner.

  • No costs for applying for an IND recognized sponsorship.

  • Being able to quickly use the services of a highly skilled migrant.

  • You and the knowledge migrant can use the knowledge and expertise of our Expat desk for all questions related to employment or immigration.

  • Timely and correct monthly payment of your highly skilled migrants.

  • A monthly invoice with all costs transparent.

Payroll agreement2022-12-07T12:14:35+00:00

A Payroll agreement is basically an employment agreement.
Unlike a regular employment agreement, the details of the hiring company are included in the contract.

This guarantees that the employee haves the same employment conditions as an employee on your own payroll and lets the employee work exclusively for you as the hiring company.

200+ employers have already selected us as their HR partner for highly skilled migrants.

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30% facility application

The 30% facility is a Dutch tax facility aimed at attracting foreign employees with a specific expertise to work in the Netherlands. If a highly skilled migrant comes to work in the Netherlands, he or she is possibly confronted with extra costs, the so-called extraterritorial costs.

By default, All About Expats will take care of the 30% facility application as part of our payrolling services. After approval by the Tax Authorities, All About Expats can exchange up to a maximum of 30% of your employee’s salary tax-free.

What is included

  • We apply for the 30% facility for your employee.

  • We work exclusively with our partner Dutch Tax Advice and can therefore process your application in a very efficient manner and minimize lead times as much as possible.

Please note: if you choose for our payrolling services, we will automatically provide the 30% facility service for all highly skilled migrants you employ via All About Expats. However, we do not offer the 30% ruling as a stand-alone service.

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More about the 30% facility

Conditions for the 30% facility2022-12-07T12:30:03+00:00

The highly skilled migrant must meet these conditions to be eligible for the 30% facility:

  • The employee was recruited or transferred by your company from abroad and he or she has lived more than 150 km from the Dutch border for more than 16 months out of a total of 24 months prior to working in the Netherlands.

  • The employee must work for a company that is based in the Netherlands.

  • The employee must have a specific expertise, this is when an employee’s annually income is above the yearly minimum threshold set by the tax authorities.

  • The employee and the employer have written agreement that the 30% facility applies to the circumstance.

When does an employee have a specific expertise in 2022?

Regular

The employee has expertise if the salary, not including the tax-free allowance in the Netherlands, is more than: € 39,467 in 2022.

The employee is younger than 30, and has a Dutch academic master’s degree.

Or the employee has obtained an equivalent title in another country?
Then the employee has a specific expertise if the salary, not including the tax-free allowance in the Netherlands, is more than: € 30,001 in 2022.

The employee conducted scientific research.

The employee conducted research at a designated research facility. Or has a doctor training to be a specialist.
In that case, the employee can always make use of the 30% facility. The amount of the salary is not important.

Duration of the 30% facility2022-12-07T12:27:13+00:00

As of January 1, 2019, the maximum term of the 30% ruling is five years, rather than eight years.
The Government has chosen to incorporate a two-year transition period for employees affected by this cut.

Why All About Expats

More and more employers and highly skilled migrants choose All About Expats as their HR partner for highly skilled migrants.

We as a company consider practicing good employership, being knowledgeable and upholding high standards and quality as important.

With this, we offer complete unburdening in all areas.
Our comprehensive package for highly skilled migrant includes continuous support in all fields to keep your mind at ease while we take care of the administrative matters.

IND recognized sponsorship

Excellent price/quality ratio

Quick and clear communication

20+ years of experience

Continuous support

Fast response time

What others say about us

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“They know their business well”

All About Expats was able to very quickly provide the exact support we required. They know their business well and communicating with them has been effective as well as pleasant.

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Martijn Hoogenstraten, employer

“Very responsive and informative”

Everything went really smoothly, including the transition back to my new employer Harley-Davidson. Dustin and Patrick were both very responsive and informative which helped ease a lot of the anxiety I had with the whole process.

Nadiah Harris, highly skilled migrant

“They have all the knowledge”

Having All About Expats as a partner is a bless. They have all the knowledge regarding how to deal with the rules/process to help with getting a Highly Skilled Migrant to the Netherlands in a smooth and legal way.

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Robert Zweers, intermediary

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