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The Blue Card and Highly Skilled Migrant Visas: 2018 update

Everything you need to know about the 2018 updates to the EU Blue Card in Germany and the Highly Skilled Migrant Visa in The Netherlands

New year, new gym membership, new minimum salary requirements… and new rules for hiring international tech talent.   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
  • Already have non-EU candidates in the interview process
 …you need to keep reading.   The minimum salaries EU companies need to offer international developers and the fees to process the visas changed on 1 January 2018.   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. Keep reading to find out how these changes have affected the EU Blue Card and Highly Skilled Migrant Visa.  
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The EU Blue Card and Highly Skilled Migrant Visa in The Netherlands

  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? You need our e-book.   What’s inside:
  • Facts and stats about the EU-wide skills shortage
  • Up-to-date info about the Highly Skilled Migrant Visa
  • How to become an international talent Sponsor
  • The 30% tax rule: what it is, who is eligible, how to apply
  • A comprehensive list of sources, official websites and documents
  • Up-to-date info about the EU Blue Card
  • A handy comparison of both visas
  • A comprehensive list of all the documents you’ll need to apply
  • Minimum salaries and costs for both visas

 

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The Blue Card in Germany

  Giant growth in Germany, alongside a staggering shortage of tech talent 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.  

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  What’s inside:
  • Facts and stats about the skills shortage in Germany
  • A geeky EU Blue Card history lesson
  • Up-to-date minimum salary thresholds for German visa
  • How to apply, how long it takes & how much it costs
  • A handy, printable checklist of all documents you’ll need
  • Comprehensive list of official sources, websites, documents, etc
  Think you don’t need our e-book? We bet you don’t know all 10 of these unusual facts about the Blue Card    
 

2018 updates to the EU Blue Card and Highly Skilled Migrant Visa

  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!   eu blue card and highly skilled migrant visa

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