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Participating EU Member States

In the following Member States of the European Union and European Economic Area the EU Blue Card can be applied for.  

Belgium
Bulgaria
Cyprus
Germany
Estonia
Finland
France (including French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte and La Reunion)
Greece
Hungary
Italy
Latvia
Liechtenstein - (EEA)
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
The Netherlands (excluding Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten + Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius)
Norway - (EEA)
Austria
Poland
Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira)
Romania
Slovenia
Slovakia
Spain (including the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands
Czech Republic
Iceland - (EEA)
Sweden

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