06 December 2017

THE NETHERLANDS: 2018 salary requirements for Knowledge Migrants published

Every year the amounts of the minimum salary requirements for Knowledge Migrants change. The new monthly salary requirements for 2018 for Knowledge Migrants have been published and are as follows:

Salary Knowledge Migrants

in 2017:

in 2018:

30 years and older     

€ 4,324

€ 4,404

Younger than 30 years old

€ 3,170

€ 3,229

Graduated in the Netherlands

€ 2,272

€ 2,314

Blue Card Holders

€ 5,066

€ 5,160









These are the gross monthly amounts and are excluding holiday pay. The salary amounts for employees younger than 30 years old and 30 years and older are also applicable for the ICT transferees. The new salary requirements are effective for applications that are submitted as of 1 January 2018.

How Does This Affect the Client? 

Employers should note the new minimum salary levels for 2018 and ensure that upcoming applications meet the new criteria. For current permit holders, the old amounts are applicable. For all applications submitted after 1 January 2018 (including extensions and changes) the new amounts apply. 


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