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Wij zijn in 2021 én 2020 het beste advocatenkantoor van Nederland op het gebied van klanttevredenheid.

EU Blue Card (Europese Blauwe Kaart)

De EU Blue Card is een werk- en verblijfsvergunning voor hoogopgeleide arbeidsmigranten van buiten de Europese Unie. Belangrijkste criteria zijn een salarisdrempel en opleidingseis. De EU Blue Card geeft een beperkte mate van arbeidsmobiliteit binnen de EU.

Om in Nederland in aanmerking te komen voor een EU Blue Card moet de arbeidsmigrant een minimaal bruto maandsalaris van € 5.867 (exclusief 8% vakantietoeslag) verdienen. Dit komt neer op een bruto jaarsalaris van € 70.404 (exclusief 8% vakantietoeslag).

Bachelor opleiding

Ook moet de aanvrager minimaal een driejarige opleiding van hoger onderwijs hebben afgerond. En de opleiding moet passen bij de functie die de Europese Blauwe Kaarthouder gaat vervullen in Nederland. Het buitenlandse diploma moet worden gewaardeerd door Internationale diplomawaardering (IDW).


Gezinshereniging van echtgenoten, geregistreerd partners en minderjarige kinderen van de EU Blue Card houder is toegestaan. Deze gezinsleden hebben vrije toegang tot de arbeidsmarkt.

EU Blue Card vergeleken met Kennismigrant

De EU Blue Card heeft enkele voordelen ten opzichte van een verblijfsvergunning als kennismigrant.

  1. Indien een houder van een EU Blue Card 18 maanden of langer in een andere EU-lidstaat heeft verbleven, telt deze periode mee voor de 5 jaar verblijf die is vereist voor een verblijfsvergunning voor onbepaalde tijd. Bij een aanvraag in de tweede lidstaat wordt wel weer opnieuw beoordeeld of aan de voorwaarden wordt voldaan.
  2. De onderneming hoeft niet te zijn erkend als referent door de IND voordat de EU Blue Card kan worden aangevraagd. Dit in tegenstelling tot aanvraag verblijfsvergunning als kennismigrant.
  3. Ook zijn de eisen om in aanmerking te komen voor een permanente verblijfsvergunning (EG-langdurig ingezetene) soepeler. De EU Blue Card houder mag voor een periode van maximaal 12 aaneengesloten maanden en 18 maanden in totaal, terugkeren naar zijn land van herkomst voor het doel van arbeid, vrijwilligerswerk of studie, zonder dat de termijn om in aanmerking te komen voor een verblijfsvergunning voor onbepaalde tijd wordt onderbroken. Ook kunnen periodes van verblijf in verschillende EU-lidstaten bij elkaar worden opgeteld voor de vereiste 5 jaar legaal verblijf vereist om in aanmerking te komen voor de permanente EG-langdurig ingezetene verblijfsvergunning.

Procedure EU Blue Card

Een beslissing op een machtiging tot voorlopig verblijf (mvv) voor een EU Blue Card kan ongeveer 3 maanden duren. Een beslissing op een aanvraag voor een EU Blue Card verblijfsvergunning mag maximaal 90 dagen duren.

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Meer weten over de EU Blue Card? Of advies en begeleiding nodig bij het aannemen van buitenlandse werknemers? Neem contact op met Kroes Advocaten: dé immigratie advocaten van Amsterdam. Wij zijn gespecialiseerd in vreemdelingenrecht en arbeidsmigratie. Kijk ook op onze website www.eubluecard.nl

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