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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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European Commission critical on ‘golden visa’ schemes

31 January 2019 The European Commission has presented a ‘ Report on Investor Citizenship and Residence Schemes in the European Union ’ on 23 January 2019....

EU Blue Card Government filing fees reduced

2 January 2019 The government filing fees for the EU Blue Card are lowered in 2019 from € 582 to € 285. The government fee for the renewal application of the...

EU Blue Card 2019 Salary Threshold

4 December 2018 The EU Blue Card salary threshold for 2019 is published. At the same time also the Highly Skilled Migrant (kennismigrant) and the  Intra...

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