Yesterday (27 November 2020), the Dutch Minister of Social Affairs announced the new salary thresholds that will come into effect as from 1 January 2021.

For highly skilled migrants (younger than 30): 3484 EUR per month (an increase of 103 EUR from the current level of 3381EUR);

For highly skilled migrants (30 years or above): 4752 EUR per month (an increment of 140 EUR from the current level of 4612 EUR);

For recent graduates: 2497 EUR per month (an increase of 74 EUR from the current level of 2423 EUR);

For blue card holders: 5567 EUR per month (an increment of 164 EUR from the existing level of 5403 EUR);

On the basis of the principle of respectful effect (“eerbiedigende werking”), an application submitted on or before 31 December 2020 will be evaluated on the basis of the existing laws and will be tested against the current salary thresholds, even if the employment begins on or after 1 January 2021. Therefore, it can be financially interesting for a company to submit a highly skilled migrant or blue card application before 1 January 2021.

Should you have any questions about the highly skilled migrant policy and/or the blue card policy, please feel free to contact Mynta Law on 070 205 1160 or send us an e-mail: info@mynta.nl