"The EU Blue Card is a measure to attract and retain highly qualified third-country workers as part of an approach based on the needs of the Member States of the European Union."

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Participating EU Member States

In the following Member States of the European Union and European Economic Area the EU Blue Card can be applied for.  

Belgium
Bulgaria
Cyprus
Germany
Estonia
Finland
France (including French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte and La Reunion)
Greece
Hungary
Italy
Latvia
Liechtenstein - (EEA)
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
The Netherlands (excluding Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten + Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius)
Norway - (EEA)
Austria
Poland
Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira)
Romania
Slovenia
Slovakia
Spain (including the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands
Czech Republic
Iceland - (EEA)
Sweden

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Dutch ‘Golden Visa’ (investor permit) no success

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Almost 20,000 highly skilled foreigners arriving in the Netherlands in 2018

15 April 2019 A total of 19,840 visa and work permit applications for highly skilled migrants , EU Blue Cards and intra corporate transferees were filed in...

Tuberculosis (TB) test: more nationalities exempted

10 April 2019 The Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) recently published an updated list of nationalities that do not have to undergo a...

District Court ruling on monthly salary payment to EU Blue Card holder

24 March 2019 The Labour Inspection imposed a penalty of € 8,000 to a company employing an EU Blue Card holder, because this EU Blue Card holder did not...

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