EU Blue Card


You must apply for a provisional residence permit (MVV), which is a special entry visa, at a Dutch embassy or consulate in your country of origin or of continuous residence. Your application is forwarded to the Immigration and Naturalisation Service(IND) in the Netherlands which verifies that all conditions are met.

If you are already in the possession of a Blue Card issued by another EU-country for at least the past 18 months, you do not need to apply for a MVV but can directly apply for a temporary residence permit at the IND in the Netherlands. You are obliged to use the special application form on the IND-website.

You must have a contract for highly qualified employment for at least one year, earning at least EUR 60,000 gross (in 2013). You must have completed a course of higher education lasting at least three years.

Extended information can be found on Europe's Immigration portal

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