New income requirements for highly skilled migrants in NL

New income requirements for highly skilled migrants in NL

The Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) has announced the new income requirements for residence as a highly skilled migrant in the Netherlands.

Anyone who would like to work in the Netherlands as a highly skilled migrant or as holder of a European Blue Card is required to earn a certain minimum gross monthly income.

The new salary requirements go into effect as of January 1, 2016, and also apply to holders of a European Blue Card.

The new minimum gross salary levels

The following salary numbers are gross salary per month, excluding holiday allowance:

Highly skilled migrant older than 30 years: 4.240 euros
Highly skilled migrant younger than 30 years: 3.108 euros
Highly skilled migrant subsequent to graduation or after job-seeking year for graduates / highly educated persons: 2.228 euros
Holder European Blue Card: 4.968 euros

Income requirements of other purposes

The income requirements for admission of family members and other purposes of stay will be announced by the IND on January 1, 2016.

If you wonder whether this is applicable to your situation, the IND has information for employees here and for employers here.

Thomas Lundberg


Thomas Lundberg

Born as a Swede in the Netherlands, this life-long expat has spent his time in Belgium, the United States and Amsterdam. He began his professional career as a regional news...

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