The Blue Card and Highly Skilled Migrant Visas: 2018 update

New year, new gym membership, new minimum salary requirements.


If you:


  • Are based in the Netherlands or Germany
  • Plan to hire non-EU tech talent in 2018
  • Want to know more about the Blue Card or highly skilled migrant visa
  • Have non-EU candidates in the interview process


…you need to keep reading.


On 1 January 2018, the minimum salaries companies need to offer international developers and the fees they will have to pay to process the visas changed.


While you were busy scaling up your tech teams and planning growth strategies for the new year, the Dutch and German immigration and work departments were busy amending minimum salary requirements and visa costs.


 Visas in The Netherlands


Not sure what we’re on about?


The Blue Card and Highly Skilled Migrant Visas are two different ways companies in The Netherlands can hire scarce tech talent from outside the EU. Not sure how they work or whether your company is eligible?


Download our e-book.


The e-book also has a ton of useful information about the costs and processes involved in becoming a sponsor of international tech talent, and clarifies all the confusing myths that surround the 30% tax rule.





The Blue Card in Germany


Giant growth in Germany, alongside a staggering shortage of tech talent (3 million short by 2030) means startups need to look abroad to fill their new teams with the world’s best tech talent. The Blue Card is the fastest, most efficient way to hire non-EU tech talent, and you wouldn’t believe how easy it is to apply.


To find out more about the application process and costs, and what the Blue Card means for you, download our e-book.





Already have one of our e-books and just need a quick outline of the new salaries and costs? We’ve summarised them all in a handy table below.


Don’t say we never give you anything!



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