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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 procedures and qualifying criteria, to widen 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. The European Blue Card holder must perform 'real and...

2020 sees a huge drop in number of highly skilled employees coming to the Netherlands

27 mei 2021 For the first time in many years did the Netherlands welcome less highly skilled employees. Highly skilled employees are considered applicants for the EU Blue Card , the Highly Skilled Migrant...

Netherlands abolishes foreign investor and high net worth individual scheme

28 april 2021 The Dutch cabinet has decided to abolish the scheme for foreign investors and high net worth individual in the second half of 2021. This is because the scheme is hardly used. And the cabinet does...

Update: more travel restrictions per 23 January 2021

20 januari 2021 The Dutch government has announced further travel restrictions per 23 January 2021.  No longer exempted from the travel restrictions are: Business travellers Highly skilled migrants...

Negative COVID-19 test result and declaration on arrival in the Netherlands

9 december 2020   The Dutch government published the requirement that as of 15 December, travelersto the Netherlands must be able  to show a negative test result upon arrival at the (air)port in the...

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