New EU Blue Card rules

The EU Parliament on 15th September announced changes regarding issuing of ๐Ÿ”ท the Blue Cards ๐Ÿ”ท for highly qualified immigrants wishing to work in Europe.

๐Ÿ” What will change?
  • Applicants will need to present a work contract or a binding job offer of a minimum of six months as well as evidence of higher qualifications or professional skills. Currently, a 12-month contract or offer is required. ๐Ÿ“…๐Ÿ“‘
  • The salary threshold for applicants has been reduced to at least 100 % and not more than 160 % of the average gross annual salary in the member state of employment (from the current 150 % minimum with no upper limit). ๐Ÿ’ต
  • Beneficiaries of international protection -such as refugees- will also be able to apply for an EU Blue Card in members states other than the one where they received asylum or another protection status. ๐Ÿ›ก
  • It will be possible to attest certain types of professional qualifications, such as in the information and communication technology sector, through proof of relevant work experience. ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿ’ผ
  • Holders of an EU Blue Card will be able to move to another member state after an initial 12-month period in the country that first granted them the Blue Card. ๐Ÿ—บโœˆ๏ธ
  • They will also benefit from being reunited with family members swiftly through faster reunification procedures and access to the labour market for accompanying family members. ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ
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