A total of 19,840 visa and work permit applications for highly skilled migrants, EU Blue Cards and intra corporate transferees were filed in 2018. In 2017 this number was 16,640: an increase of almost 20 percent. Of all applications filed, a total of 94 percent was approved. In 2017 the approval rate was also 94 percent. Click here for all numbers in 2018 (only in Dutch).
Most foreigners are Indian nationals, followed as second by US nationals and the third largest group are Chinese nationals.