New EU Blue Card Rules in the Netherlands
Important updates to the Dutch EU Blue Card! While some improvements are in place, full implementation awaits national legislation in early 2024. Here’s what you need to know 📜🌟
- 3 January 2024
- Posted by: Expat Management Group
- Category: Insights
💶 Adjusted Salary Threshold:
The new indexed salary threshold for Dutch EU Blue Card holders requires now a gross base monthly salary of €6245
👨💻 Diploma Evaluation of Foreign Diplomas:
ICT Managers and ICT professionals with at least 3 years of relevant work experience in the past 7 years are exempted from a diploma evaluation and are eligible based on work experience alone
↔️ Shorter Period of Employment Duration is Needed:
An initial employment contract of 6 months (instead of 12 months) is sufficient to qualify for a Dutch EU Blue Card
⏱️ Quicker Processing Time:
For applications under Recognized Sponsors: Decisions within 30 days of submission date.
🏡 Faster Route to Permanent Residence:
After at least 2 consecutive years of valid residence under an EU Blue Card in the Netherlands and 12 consecutive months in another EU Member State with a valid EU Blue Card, a foreign national may already qualify for permanent residence if all other criteria are being met.