Highly skilled migrants in 2020

Highly Skilled Migrants in 2020
As they do every year, the IND has raised the salary criteria for highly skilled migrants for next year. When negotiating salaries to bring new transferees to the Netherlands, please keep the following minimum gross monthly salaries in mind for applications received by the IND in 2020:
  • Highly skilled migrants 30 years or older: EUR 4,612.
  • Highly skilled migrants younger than 30 years: EUR 3,381.
  • Highly skilled migrants following an orientation year for highly educated persons, or without an orientation year permit within 3 years after graduating or work as a scientific researcher: EUR 2,423.
  • European Blue Card holder: EUR 5,403.
These minimum salary requirements are excluding the holiday allowance, payments made in kind and uncertain, non-regular pay. Reimbursements and allowances mentioned in the employment agreement are included, as long as these are paid out monthly. The latter is especially important to keep in mind when looking at the so-called ‘13th month’ (excluding holiday allowance).