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IND Salary Thresholds 2024 for Highly Skilled Migrants, European Blue Card, ICT Transfers, and Recent Graduates

The Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) has announced the salary thresholds for 2024 for various residence permits, including those for Highly Skilled Migrants, European Blue Card Holders, intra corporate transferees (ICT transfers) within a company, and recent graduates (orientation year).

Starting from January 1, 2024, the following salary criteria apply (gross per month, excluding 8% holiday allowance):

  • Highly Skilled Migrants and ICT transferees aged 30 and above: €5,331
  • Highly Skilled Migrants and ICT transferees under 30 years of age: €3,909
  • European Blue Card: €6,245
  • Recent graduates (orientation year): €2,801

It is important to consider that in calculating the salary threshold, all fixed monthly (gross) allowances may be included, provided that they are paid structurally and monthly and are documented in writing, preferably in the employment contract.

Salary payment for Highly Skilled migrants, ICT, and European Blue Card holders

The salary must be paid every month in the month in which work is performed, usually at the end of the month. The payment must be made via bank transfer to an account in the name of the foreign national.

If a foreign national is already employed and holds a valid residence permit, it is not necessary to adjust the current salary to meet the 2024 salary threshold. Also, if the application is submitted before January 1, 2024, the 2023 salary thresholds applies.

Looking for more information about the Highly Skilled Migrant salary? Lita Mannoe and Edward van Kempen extensively discussed the Highly Skilled salary requirements in their article from June 2023, ‘Highly Skilled Migrants scheme and the 30% ruling’(‘Kennismigrantenregeling en 30%-regeling’)*. *Please note, this article uses the salary thresholds for 2023.