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The European Union Blue Card is a residence and work permit for highly skilled migrants from outside the European Union. The EU Blue Card is implemented to attract highly skilled non-EU nationals to come to work in the European Union. This website provides information about the EU Blue Card in general, the conditions to qualify for the EU Blue Card and how to apply in The Netherlands. This website also contains information about the Dutch Highly Skilled Migrant (HSM) Program.

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The Dutch Highly Skilled Migrant Visa is a national work and residence permit that coexists besides the EU Blue Card. Employers and there highly skilled non-EU employees can choose between those two options. 

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EU Blue Card also allowed to start business

13 April 2017 The Secretary of State of Social Affairs has confirmed that holders of an EU Blue Card are also allowed to start a business besides their work as...

Right to continue to work pending renewal GVVA (Single Permit)

6 April 2017 As of 5 April 2017 employees holding a GVVA (Single Permit for Residence and Work) are allowed to continue working pending the renewal...

Highly Skilled workers also allowed to start as entrepreneur

31 March 2017 As of 1 April 2017 highly skilled migrant workers (holding a ‘ kennismigrant ’ permit), are also allowed to start working as an entrepreneur...

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