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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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Government filing fees 2020 for EU Blue Card

29 december 2019 The Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) has published the government filing fees for 2020. The filing fees for the EU Blue Card ,...

Per 1 January 2020 spouses of entrepreneurs can work without a work permit

18 december 2019 As of 1 January 2020 spouses and (registered) partners of entrepreneurs that hold a Dutch residence permit to work as entrepreneur, can work in...

EU Blue Card salary threshold 2020 Netherlands

4 december 2019 The salary thresholds to obtain a work and residence permit for highly qualified migrants are published today . The salary threshold to qualify...

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