Highly skilled migrants

Employers in the Netherlands can get Dutch work permits quickly for highly skilled international employees, without having to prove the non-availability of Dutch or EU workers. To sponsor highly skilled migrants, the employer must first be registered in the Netherlands with the Chamber of Commerce, the Tax Authority, and the Dutch Immigration Service IND. A highly skilled migrant (also called a knowledge migrant or kennismigrant) is defined by age and salary. In 2017, the minimum monthly gross salary for a highly skilled migrant age 30 or older is €4,324. For migrants under age 30, the minimum monthly gross salary is €3,170. For graduates of Dutch universities and Highly Educated Migrants of any age, the minimum monthly gross salary is €2,272. The amounts are indexed every year for inflation and do not include vacation pay (usually 8% of annual salary).

For further and the most up to date information about working in The Netherlands as a highly skilled migrant please visit: https://ind.nl/en/.