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EU Blue Card salary threshold 2017

20 December 2016 The salary thresholds for 2017 to obtain a permit as a highly skilled migrant, EU Blue Card, and an intra corparate transferee permit (based upon the EU ICT Directive) are published. The...

European Intra Company Transfer Directive has to be implemented 29 November

21 October 2016 The Intra Corporate Transfer Directive (2016/44/EU) is a Directive of the European Parliament and the European Commission on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the...

No work permit required for foreign students

12 October 2016 Employers who wish to offer an internship to foreign students no longer need to be in the possession of a work permit. This amendment took place 1 October 2016. There are 3 conditions to qualify...

Working Holiday Program continued with South Korea

11 October 2016 The Netherlands and South Korea agreed to continue the Working Holiday Program for another two years until 1 October 2018. The Working Holiday Program allows South Koreans between 18 and 30 year...

EU Blue Card Government Fee in 2017

10 October 2016 The Dutch Immigration Service has published the government fees for the EU Blue Card residence permit in 2017. The government fee is raised from EUR 881 to EUR 897. The government fee for renewal...

Government fee to become recognised sponsor lowered

12 July 2016 The IND Government fee for companies to become a recognised sponsor, which will enable them to attract non EU highly skilled migrants, will be lowered for small companies and start-ups. The...

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