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Key Points

  • The Netherlands introduced new salary threshold requirements and application fees on January 1, 2024


The government of the Netherlands introduced new blue card salary thresholds on January 1, 2024, and as a result, holders of the blue card must hold a gross base monthly salary of €6,245. The government also updated specific visa requirements, which include the following:

  • Reducing the diploma evaluation requirement for ICT managers and professionals with three years of experience obtained within the past seven years.
  • Reducing processing timelines for 30 days for recognized employer sponsors.

The government also introduced new visa application fee rates on January 1, 2024. These are the required amounts for 2024:

  • Highly skilled migrants over 30 years of age: €5,331
  • Highly skilled migrant under 30 years of age: €3,909
  • Orientation year for highly educated migrants: €2,801
  • European Blue Card: €6,245

For additional insights on these increases by visa category, check here.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of the Netherlands’ website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Government of the Netherlands

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