The new 2021 salary thresholds for foreign employees have been announced.

These amounts are applicable for new applications or extension applications, received by the Immigration Authorities (IND) on or after 1 January 2021:

  • The monthly gross salary threshold for applicants of 30 years and older will be indexed to EUR 4.752;
  • The monthly gross salary threshold for applicants younger than 30 years will be indexed to EUR 3.484;
  • The monthly gross salary threshold for graduates from a higher Dutch educational institution, or from an international educational institution listed in the top 200 of one of the ranking lists, taking up employment within three years after graduation will be indexed to EUR 2.497;
  • The monthly gross salary threshold for Blue Card applications will be indexed to EUR 5.567.

As a reminder, all amounts are calculated on a monthly gross basis, excluding holiday allowance, and will need to be received directly on the bank account of the individual. Allowances can only be included provided that the following cumulative requirements are met: specified, guaranteed, paid structural on a monthly basis in money.

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