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EU Blue Card: Mandatory monthly salary payment

27 juli 2020 EU Blue Card holders must receive their salary in the month that they are working, into a bank account into their name. This is mandatory as of 1 September 2020. Non compliance will result in cancellation of the EU Blue Card and a financial penalty for the employer of € 8,000. Read here the new regulation (Dutch).

With this amendment to the the EU Blue Card Scheme, the conditions are brought in line with the Dutch Highly Skilled Migrant Program.


Proposal for new EU Blue Card approved by the European Parliament

17 september 2021 It took 5 years because some Member States were blocking the negotiations to revise the EU Blue Card. The aim of the revision was to simplify the...

High Administrative Court: European Blue Card employer must perform substantial activities

9 september 2021 In this ruling of 30 July 2021, the High Administrative Court has further explained the conditions for eligibility for an European Blue Card....