The IND is responsible for all types of applications from foreign nationals who want to live and work in the Netherlands. The IND is the only authority that issues work permits. The IND is responsible for seeing that all immigration applications have been properly and efficiently handled and the correct permits are issued to each applicant.

There are different kinds of applications from individuals of all nationalities as well as from companies that require authorization from the IND to hire an employee to work for them in the Netherlands. All those applications require different types of immigration permits such as: