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EU Blue Card Salary Threshold 2021

1 December 2020 The 2021 salary thresholds for the EU Blue Card and Highly Skilled Migrant Permit are published

The gross monthly salary mentioned below is exclusive 8% holiday pay. Per 1 January 2021 the following gross monthly salary thresholds apply:

  • EU Blue Card: € 5,567
  • Highly skilled migrants from the age of 30 years: € 4,752
  • Highly skilled migrants younger than 30 years: € 3,484
  • Foreigners qualifying for search year visa: € 2,497

The 2021 salary threshold is applicable to applications filed as of 1 January 2021. The wage of foreigners already holding an EU Blue Card or Highly Skilled Migrant permit do not have to be raised to meet the 2021 salary level. Only if a renewal must be filed, the new salary threshold must be earned. 


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