Immigration salary requirements 2020

The salary requirements for knowledge migrants and Blue Card Holders per 1 January 2020 have been announced.

Salary requirement 2020 for Highly Skilled Migrants 

The highly skilled migrant (HSM) procedure is used for employees with a non-EU nationality who work on a local (Dutch) contract. The question if those employees are highly skilled is measured by their income level, not so much through their educational or professional background. The HSM salary requirement changes per year. It is very important that the salaries of your non-EU highly skilled migrants always meet the requirement, even if the employee works part time. We strongly advise you to check this as the Dutch government does check this regularly. 

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment has announced the new salary requirements for highly skilled migrants as from 1 January 2020: 

  • Highly skilled migrants younger than 30 years: €3.381,00 gross per month excluding holiday allowance; 
  • Highly skilled migrants 30 years or older: €4.612,00 gross per month excluding holiday allowance; 
  • Highly skilled migrants following an orientation year or within 3 years after graduating or work as a scientific researcher: €2.423,00 gross per month excluding holiday allowance; 
  • European Blue Card: €5.403,00 gross per month excluding holiday allowance. 

Use our HSM eligibility tool to see if your employee meets all set conditions to fall under the HSM scheme. 

Intra Corporate Transferees (ICT) procedure 

The ICT procedure is used for assignees who are/stay on contract in a non-EU country and are seconded to the Netherlands. The maximum duration of this procedure is 3 years. The salary requirement is a bit vague; the law says that the salary should be market compliant. In practice the Dutch immigration authorities take the HSM salary requirement as the basis. So please check the salary requirement 2020 for the HSM immigration application. 

Interested in our Highly Skilled Migrant Service? Contact our office and let us take care of your immigration formalities!