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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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Travel restriction further extended until 15 June

8 May 2020 The current travel restriction is until 15 May. The European Commission invite d the EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and...

Travel restrictions extended until 15 May 2020

17 April 2020   The European Commission requested the Schengen Member States and the Schengen Associated States to prolong in the application of the travel...

Corona and Travel to the Netherlands

18 March 2020 The European Union decided that all non-essential travel from third countries to the Schengenarea is restricted for at least 30 days. Please...

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