BELGIUM – Single Permit Implemented 1 January 2019

The Single Permit Directive (2011/98/EU) has finally been implemented in Belgium, effective 1 January 2019.

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GERMANY – Minimum Salary Increases for EU Blue Card

The German government has increased the minimum salary requirements for European Union (EU) Blue Cards, effective 1 January 2019.

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GERMANY – Minimum Salary Increases for EU Blue Card

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NETHERLANDS – New Minimum Salary Levels for 2019

Effective 1 January 2019, the Dutch immigration authorities (IND) have announced new minimum salary levels for knowledge migrant workers (aka Highly Skilled Migrants), graduates and Blue Card applicants coming to the Netherlands.

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NETHERLANDS – New Minimum Salary Levels for 2019

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BELGIUM – 2019 Minimum Salary Increases for Work Permits

Minimum salary requirements for Type B work permits and Blue Cards will increase from 1 January 2019.

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GERMANY – Closer Scrutiny of Academic Qualifications for Blue Card Applications

The German immigration authorities (Ausländerbehörde) will require official evaluation of university diplomas submitted in support of EU Blue Card applications, according to the Frankfurt authorities, who are already implementing this new rule.

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GERMANY – Closer Scrutiny of Academic Qualifications for Blue Card Applications

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CZECHIA – Blue Card Minimum Salary Increases

Effective 1 May 2018, the minimum monthly salary required to qualify for a new EU Blue Card has increased, from CZK 39,700 to CZK 44,256 (about USD 2060), an increase of approximately 11.5%.

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CZECHIA– Blue Card Minimum Salary Increases

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NETHERLANDS – Right to Search Period Extended to EU Blue Card Holders

Effective 1 April 2018, EU Blue Card holders in the Netherlands whose employment is terminated for any reason are entitled to a “search period” of up to three months to find a new job as long as their residence permit card is still valid.

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NETHERLANDS – Right to Search Period Extended to EU Blue Card Holders

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