I am in the Netherlands as a Skilled Migrant worker (Kennismigrant). My residence permit expires in 2020. Since moving here, I've decided to change employers. My new employer is not set up to sponsor me in the Netherlands. Does this matter?
My plan was to switch to a spouse visa to remain in the Netherlands, but my reading in a few places suggests that once I have a residence card as a skilled migrant, I can work essentially anywhere, with no further sponsorship requirements. Is this accurate?
Employers are generally required to obtain a work permit before they can hire employees from outside the EU to work in the Netherlands. An exception is the skilled migrant category where the employer does not need to apply for a work permit. source
However, other sources seem to contradict this understanding (and seem more in line with what I would expect):
If you are not able to find a new job within the three months - one that matches the requirements of your permit - your residence permit will be withdrawn with retroactive effect as from the termination date. source