Highly Skilled Migrants 2019: New salary thresholds applicable for Highly Skilled Migrants and Blue Card holders in 2019

The new 2019 salary thresholds for foreign employees- e.g. Highly Skilled Migrants, Graduates, Blue Card holders- have been announced.

These amounts are applicable for new applications for local hires, assignees (when outside the scope of the EU ICT Directive 2014/66/EU) or extension applications, received by the Immigration Authorities (IND) on or after 1 January 2019:

  • The monthly gross salary threshold for applicants of 30 years and older is currently set at € 4.404 excluding holiday allowance, and will be indexed to € 4.500;
  •  The monthly gross salary threshold for applicants younger than 30 years is currently set at € 3.229 excluding holiday allowance, and will be indexed to € 3299;
  • The monthly gross salary threshold for graduates from a higher Dutch educational institution, or from an international educational institution listed in the top 200 of one of the ranking lists, taking up employment within three years after graduation is currently set at € 2314  excluding holiday allowance, and will be indexed to € 2.364;
  • The monthly gross salary threshold for Blue Card applications is currently set at € 5.160 excluding holiday allowance, and will be indexed to € 5.272.

 

As a reminder, all amounts are calculated on a monthly gross basis, excluding holiday allowance, and will need to be received directly on the bank account of the individual. Allowances/benefits can only be included provided that the following cumulative requirements are met: specified, fixed/ guaranteed, paid structural on a monthly basis in money (not in kind)

This blog was written by DBi-member Dominique Coenen of Expat Management Group.

Please feel free to contact the EMG team in case of questions or comments in this respect.

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