"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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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...

Electronic registration of stay third country nationals in Schengenarea

26 October 2018 The European Parliament and the European Council have adopted a regulation to establish an Entry and Exit System (EES) which will register...

Most expats from India, USA and UK visiting IN Amsterdam

21 September 2018 The Expat Center Amsterdam, recently renamed to International Newcomers Amsterdam ( IN Amsterdam ) has published some figures about the number of...

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