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Salary requirements for Highly Skilled Migrants in 2022


The Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) published new salary thresholds for Highly-skilled Migrants, graduates, Intra-Corporate Transfers, and Blue Card holders in the Netherlands. 

From 1 January 2022, the following salary limits will apply, based on gross monthly salary excluding 8% holiday allowance.

  • Highly skilled migrants from 30 years of age or key personnel Intra-Corporate Transferee: € 4,840 (was €4.752)
  • Highly-skilled Migrants younger than 30 years or key personnel Intra-Corporate Transferee: € 3,549 (was €3.484)
  • Orientation year or lower salary threshold: € 2,543 (was €2.497)
  • Blue Card holders: € 5,670 (was €5.670)

As a reminder, all amounts are calculated on a gross monthly basis, excluding holiday allowance, and will need to be deposited directly into the bank account of the individual. Allowances/benefits can only be included if the following cumulative requirements are met: specified, fixed/guaranteed, paid structural on a monthly basis, in money (not in kind).

Source: Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment (in Dutch)