Netherlands – New Minimum Salary Levels for 2018

Posted on December 8, 2017

  Effective January 1, 2018, the Dutch immigration authorities (IND) have announced new minimum salary levels for knowledge migrant workers (aka Highly Skilled Migrants) and Blue Card applicants coming to the Netherlands. These amounts are applicable for new applications for… Read more »


Netherlands – New Work Permit Waiver to Promote International Trade

Posted on August 28, 2017

Effective July 1, 2017, a regulation aimed at promoting international trade contacts entered into force. Under this regulation, Dutch companies can temporarily employ foreign national workers without a work permit, to perform activities as part of a project related to… Read more »


Netherlands – Increase in Minimum Wage and Government Fees

Posted on December 22, 2016

Beginning January 1, 2017, the minimum wage in the Netherlands will increase.  The government adjusts the minimum wage twice a year, on January 1 and July 1 to remain in line with the average collectively agreed wages in the Netherlands…. Read more »


Netherlands – Intra-corporate Transferee Permit

Posted on November 18, 2016

Effective November 29, 2016, the Intra Corporate Transfer Directive (2016/44/EU) will be implemented into the legislation of the national European Member States. The Directive will implement the “intra-corporate transferee permit,” which will be available to mangers, specialists, and trainees.  Use… Read more »


Netherlands – Knowledge Migrant Workers Job Search Expanded

Posted on July 15, 2016

Foreign nationals working in the Netherlands as knowledge migrants can now remain in the country for a period of three months after their employment contract has ended while their residence permit is still valid.  Regardless of the reasons of the… Read more »


NETHERLANDS – 2016 Salary Requirements for Highly Skilled Migrants Announced

Posted on December 4, 2015

The 2016 minimum salary requirements for highly skilled immigrants in the Netherlands will increase by 1.6% over this year’s thresholds. As of January 1, 2016, work permit applications for highly skilled migrants, EU Blue Card holders and foreign students graduating… Read more »


NETHERLANDS – Entry Clearance Visa for Long Term Stay (MVV) Exempts More Foreign Workers

Posted on October 9, 2015

Additional exemptions for the Entry Clearance Visa for Long Term Stay (MVV) have been announced as of October 1, 2015. Eligible foreign nationals should experience a simpler and faster application process as it is no longer required to obtain an… Read more »


NETHERLANDS – Multiple Visits Now Permitted for Business Visitors

Posted on July 31, 2015

The Netherlands has issued an amendment concerning business visits and activities, which will now let business visitors conduct meetings without having a work permit and allow multiple visits of up to 13 weeks in a given 52 week period.  The… Read more »


THE NETHERLANDS – New Salary Requirements for Knowledge Migrants

Posted on January 16, 2015

Since January 1st, 2015, the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service has enforced the new minimum salary requirements for the Knowledge Migrant applicants. In order for an applicant to be considered eligible for the Knowledge Migrant Permit, the following requirements must… Read more »


NETHERLANDS – Certain Non-EU Workers No Longer Require Work Permits

Posted on November 14, 2014

Following a ruling from the European Court of Justice, the Netherlands cannot require work permits for non-EU foreign workers that are lawfully employed (meaning, they have work authorization for employment in the other EU country) with another EU company and… Read more »