The EU blue card visa procedure is meant for companies who wish to hire a non-EU highly skilled employee. An advantage that the EU- blue card visa procedure has over the highly skilled migrant procedure is that the employer/ company doesn’t have to be recognized by the IND as a sponsor. This procedure is a huge opportunity for companies who are not recognized by the IND as a sponsor, especially for start-up companies who can avoid a procedure of six months for the sponsorship recognition procedure. See our recognizes sponsorship for more information.
The EU blue card visa is a great opportunity for startups and small companies who wish to avoid the 6 months procedure of becoming a recognized sponsor by the IND.
The EU blue card visa procedure is an additional path for companies who wish to relocate a non-EU highly skilled migrant (expats) to The Netherlands. Unlike the highly skilled migrant visa application, the EU blue card visa application enables companies to relocate their workers to The Netherlands without being a recognized sponsor by the IND.
The EU-blue card visa holder/ employee has to fulfill the following criteria:
· The EU blue card visa holder has to be highly educated. He/ she has to have – according to Dutch standards – completed at least a study from a university of applied sciences (HBO). It also had to be a study with a duration of at least three years;
· The EU blue card visa holder has to meet the gross monthly salary criterium of €5867.
The company/ employer has to meet the following criterium:
· In the 5 years prior to the application, the employer may not have been sanctioned for violation of Article 2 of the Foreign Nationals Employment Act (Wav). Or a sanction because no or insufficient wage taxes or employee and national insurance contributions has been paid by the employer.
INLS would happily manage the EU blue card visa procedure on your behalf.
Please refer to the FAQ list below for more information about the EU blue card visa procedure. If the documents are delivered completely, then INLS will apply immediately on the same day.
Frequently asked questions
Every EU blue card visa holder who is residing in the country of origin needs an mvv, except for citizens of the United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea. The MVV procedure is indeed included within the EU blue card visa procedure.
the EU blue card visa procedure usually takes no longer than five weeks for non-recognized companies. For recognized sponsors, the procedure usually takes up to two weeks. Keep in mind that the IND has a legal term of 3 months to issue a decision.
very EU blue card visa holder who is residing in the country of origin needs an mvv, except for citizens of the United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea. The MVV procedure is indeed included within the EU blue card visa procedure.
If the EU blue card visa holder has a foreign degree and diploma, then the diploma has to be evaluated by the Nuffic. INLS will manage this process as well.
as an employer you must oversee that the salary is always guaranteed and paid to the EU blue card visa holder. You’re also responsible that the EU blue card visa holder always works within the company. If the EU blue card visa holder resigns from the job, you as an employer need to notify us immediately so we can start the deregistration process.
the IND fees are €350 and €70 for Turkish citizens. Citizens from Israel and San Marino are exempted from paying the fees for their first application for an MVV.
Yes, it is possible. INLS manages the application for the spouse or partner as well. Please visit our partner of a Dutch residence permit holder page and family of a Dutch residence permit holder page.