The Netherlands: 2024 Immigration Updates

Key Points  

  • The Netherlands introduced new salary threshold requirements and application fees on 1 January 2024  


The government of the Netherlands introduced new blue card salary thresholds on 1 January 2024, and as a result, holders of the blue card must hold a gross base monthly salary of €6,245. The government also updated certain visa requirements, which include the following: 

  • Reducing the diploma evaluation requirement for ICT managers and professionals with three years of experience obtained within the past seven years.  
  • Reducing processing timelines for 30 days for recognized employer sponsors. 

The Netherlands also introduced new visa application fee rates on 1 January 2024. These are the required amounts for 2024: 

  • Highly skilled migrants over 30 years of age: €5,331 
  • Highly skilled migrant under 30 years of age: €3,909 
  • Orientation year for highly educated migrants: €2,801 
  • European Blue Card: €6,245  

For additional insights on these increases by visa category, check here 

Looking Ahead 

Continue to check the government of the Netherlands’ website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  

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