|Highly skilled migrant - 30 years and older||€ 4,404||€ 4,324|
|Highly skilled migrant - younger than 30 years||€ 3,229||€ 3,170|
|Dutch graduate qualifying for orientation year||€ 2,314||€ 2,272|
|Transfer within a concern, based on the ICT directive||€ 4,404||€ 4,324|
The salary critera should solely be met with the monthly salary that the highly skilled migrant receives in cash and as such, should be clearly stipulated in the employment contract. Benefits in kind and non-cash components are excluded. Furthermore, the salary criterion is exclusive of the 8% holiday allowance.
If an application for the highly skilled migrant is filed before 1 January 2018, the 2017 salary criteria still apply. This also applies if the highly skilled migrant receives his permit in 2018 i.e. the date of application is decisive.
Please be aware that the legal fees will also increase on 1 January 2018 and are expected to amount to € 938 (€ 926 in 2017). For family members accompanying a highly skilled migrant, a reduced legal fee of € 240 (€ 237 in 2017) is anticipated.