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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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Negative COVID-19 test result and declaration on arrival in the Netherlands

9 December 2020   The Dutch government published the requirement that as of 15 December, travelersto the Netherlands must be able  to show a negative...

EU Blue Card Salary Threshold 2021

1 December 2020 The 2021 salary thresholds for the EU Blue Card and Highly Skilled Migrant Permit are published .  The gross monthly salary mentioned below is...

European Council updates list of countries with no travel restrictions

22 October 2020 Per 22 October the European Council has updated the list of countries for which travel restrictions should be lifted. According the European...

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