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2017: Salary amounts announced by IND

Minimum knowledge migrant salary for 2017 has been announced:

The income requirement only involves the wage amount that is set out in the contract expressed in money. Holiday allowance does not count towards the income requirement.

Highly skilled migrants 30 years or older

  • € 4,324 gross per month

Highly skilled migrants younger than 30 years

  • € 3,170 gross per month

Highly skilled migrants following an orientation year for highly educated persons having graduated, having completed a doctoral programme or scientific research*

  • € 2,272 gross per month

* the lower amount for highly skilled migrant applies to you when you meet the conditions for the granting of a residence permit ‘looking for a job after study, promotion or research’. This means that the lower amount does not apply anymore once you have had a residence permit to look for a job and you did not apply for a residence permit highly skilled migrant immediately following the search year.

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Knowledgemigrants: 3 months to find new job in any case

Starting from July 2016 all knowledgemigrants, who either get fired (or contract not extended) or quit themselves are allowed to stay in The Netherlands to find a new job for 3 months.
Do mind that your residence permit has to be valid during that time. If the validity is shorter, so is the time, allowed for job seeking.