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highly-skilled migrants (HSM)

  • Salary criteria for employees in the Netherlands

  • Chiropractors in the Netherlands

    In the Netherlands, Chiropractic is not a common profession: no schools or Universities offer programs to acquire a degree in the field. In countries such as Canada, USA, South Africa and Australia it is possible to study chiropractic. 

    Chiropractic clinics often work with personnel from outside of the European Union, who require a residence and work permit to do their work as a chiropractor in the Netherlands. I will discuss the pros and cons of each option below.

  • Highly Skilled Migrants

  • Important news for orientation year permit holders

    To be eligible for a residence permit as a highly skilled migrant, your employer will have to comply with the salary criteria. Until now, recent graduates would be eligible for the lowest salary threshold, provided an application is lodged before the end date of the 'orientation year permit'.

  • IND fees for applications per 1 January 2019

    As per 1 January 2019, government filing fees for applications with the Immigration and Naturalization department (IND) will be increased with 1,7%. A number of fees related to EU directives are reduced.

  • Introduction: Working in the Netherlands

    If a non-EU person (third country national) wants to work in the Netherlands, he/she can do so as a Highly Skilled Migrant, with an EU Blue card or with a combined permit for stay and work (GVVA). If it concerns an intra company transferee, the EU ICT Directive may be applicable. Lastly, there are special regulations for posting staff within the EU (cross-border service provision).

     [continues below matrix]

    Matrix comparing Highly Skilled Migrant program, EU Blue Card, EU ICT and national ICT:
     
    highly skilled
    migrant program
    blue card program
    ICT EU
    ICT national

    position

    manager, specialist

    manager, specialist

    manager, specialist or trainee as defined in Directive 2014/66

    manager, specialist

    salary threshold

    see current amounts here

    see current amounts here

    see current amounts here

    see current amounts here

    salary competitive with labor market?

    yes

    fixed in salary threshold

    yes

    yes

    processing time

    2 weeks for recognized sponsor

    2 weeks for recognized sponsor, max. 90 days for non-recognized sponsor

    2 weeks for recognized sponsor, max. 90 days for non-recognized sponsor

    3-5 weeks work permit/ 90 days residence permit

    posting or local contract?

    local

    local

    posted assignee remains employed by foreign employer

    both possible, as long as assignment is temporary

    awaiting decision abroad?

    only if visa required

    only if visa required

    only if visa required

    only if visa required

    education

    college-academical

    college-academical of at least 3 year

    voor trainee: master degree

    college-academical

    may family members work?

    yes

    yes

    yes

    work permit (not tested) required

    validity

    duration of contract; max 5 years

    duration of contract; minimum 1, max 4 years

    duration of assignment; max 3 years

    duration of assignment; max 3 years

    extension possible?

    yes, unlimited

    yes, unlimited

    no - 6 months cooling-off period after 3 years of EU ICT labor*

    yes, as long as assignment remains temporary

    permanent residency possible?

    yes

    yes

    yes, but only based on national policy

    no

    mobility in EU?

    no

    yes, after 18 months

    yes

    no

    * There are options to remain in the Netherlands by changing immigration category

     

    Our services

    Everaert Advocaten has more than 30 years of experience in assisting Dutch and international companies in the Netherlands and abroad. Our lawyers are seasoned professionals in the field of labor migration to the Netherlands and Europe.

    We can help to find your best options, which application types are best suited to your needs and advise on the compliancy issues involved. When things have gone awry, you can also call in our support.

    For more information or advice on any of the above, please contact Marcel Reurs or Bram van Melle.

     

  • ONA exemption for knowledge workers?

    By letter of 4 February 2018, minister of Social Affairs and Employment Koolmees informed the House of Representatives of his plans that should reduce the long waiting times for the Orientation on the Dutch Labour Market (ONA) component of the civic integration exam for newcomers.

  • Salary thresholds for highly skilled migrants 2020

    The 2020 salary thresholds for highly skilled migrants, Blue Card holders, key personnel of intra-corporate transfers (ICT) and recent graduates in the Netherlands have been published.

  • Salary thresholds for highly skilled migrants, Blue Card holders and intra-corporate transferees in 2019

    The 2019 salary thresholds for highly skilled migrants, Blue Card holders, key personnel of intra-corporate transfers (ICT) and recent graduates in the Netherlands have been published.