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Required amounts income requirement

On this page you will find the required amounts per residence permit. Your income should at least be equal to the required amount for the residence permit you are applying for.

Required amounts valid from 1 July 2020 until 31 December 2020

Gross income per month without holiday allowance​€ 1.680,00
Gross income per month with holiday allowance​€ 1.814,40

Application for a residence permit to stay with family member

Required amounts valid from 1 July 2020 until 31 December 2020

​Residence permit to stay with a partner​ ​

​​Gross income per month without holiday allowance€ 1.680,00
Gross income per month with holiday allowance€ 1.814,40

​Residence permit to stay with another family member ​ ​

The sponsor is married/registered partner or an unmarried couple living together ​ ​
​​​Gross income per month without holiday allowance€ 1.680,00
​​Gross income per month with holiday allowance€ 1.814,40
The sponsor is a single parent ​
​​​​Gross income per month without holiday allowance​€ 1.176,00
​​​Gross income per month with holiday allowance​€ 1.270,08

Application for a residence permit for study

Study amounts 2020

​Study type ​Monthly amounts
​Higher professional education (hbo) or university ​€ 897.56
Secondary education or senior secondary vocational education (mbo)​€ 737.07

A person in the Netherlands finances the study and stay of the student

Required amounts valid from 1 July 2020 until 31 December 2020

Higher professional education (hbo) or university students ​

​The financier is married/registered partner or an unmarried couple living together ​
​​​​Gross income per month without holiday allowance​€ 2.577,56
​​​Gross income per month with holiday allowance​€ 2.711,96
​The financier is single or a single parent ​
​​​​​Gross income per month without holiday allowance​€ 2.073,56
Gross income per month with holiday allowance​€ 2.167,64

Secondary education or senior secondary vocational education (mbo)​ students ​

​The financier is married/registered partner or an unmarried couple living together ​
​​​​​​Gross income per month without holiday allowance​€ 2.417,07
​​Gross income per month with holiday allowance​€ 2.551,47
The financier is single or a single parent ​
​​​​​​Gross income per month without holiday allowance​€ 1.913,07
​​Gross income per month with holiday allowance​€ 2.007,15

Application for a residence permit to work in paid employment

Required amounts valid from 1 July 2020 until 31 December 2020

​​​​​​Gross income per month without holiday allowance€ 1.680,00
​​​​​​​​​Gross income per month with holiday allowance€ 1.814,40

Application for a residence permit to work in paid employment in specific occupations in arts and culture

Occupation​

Gross income per month

​Leader 2nd violins, violas and double basses​€ 2,383
​​Actor​€ 4,233
​Artistic (deputy) director dance/musical/cultural workshop​€ 2,987
​​Artistic leader or artistic advisor music/opera​€ 4,020
​Artistic project coordinator cultural workshop​€ 2,118
Choreographer​€ 3,200
​Dancer/musical artist​€ 2,039
​Conductor ​€ 4,000
​First orchestra leader​€ 4,077
​First player or soloist wind section, first harpist and first timpanist​€ 2,383
​Core guidance cultural workshop departments​€ 2,536
​Designer (including scenic design, costumes, light, sound, video​€ 1,921
​Deputy first orchestra leader​€ 2,683
​Director​€ 4,233
​Soloist music/opera​€ 4,000
​Soloist cellist​€ 3,017
​Technical (project) specialist cultural workshop€ 2,118​
​Singer/musical artist​€ 2,971

Application for a residence permit for an internship or as a trainee

Required amounts valid from 1 July 2020 until 31 December 2020

​Trainee ​

​​​​​​​Gross income per month without holiday allowance

​€ 1.680,00

​​​Gross income per month with holiday allowance

​€ 1.814,40

Internship

​​​​​​​Gross income per month without holiday allowance

​€ 840,00

​​Gross income per month with holiday allowance

​€ 907,20

Application to work as a highly skilled migrant and for the European Blue Card

Salary criteria 2020

​Highly skilled migrants 30 years or older​€ 4,612 gross per month
​Highly skilled migrants younger than 30 years​€ 3,381 gross per month
​Reduced salary criterion​€ 2,423 gross per month
​European Blue Card ​€ 5,403 gross per month

Salary criteria 2021

​Highly skilled migrants 30 years or older​€ 4,752 gross per month
​Highly skilled migrants younger than 30 years​€ 3,484 gross per month
​Reduced salary criterion​€ 2,497 gross per month
​European Blue Card ​€ 5,567 gross per month


You will find the correct criterion for a highly skilled migrant in this table.

The age-dependent salary criterion applies for as long as the highly skilled migrant continues working for one and the same employer, even after becoming 30 years old. Has the highly skilled migrant started working for another employer? Then the new employer should pay the salary criterion that applies for the age of the highly skilled migrant at that moment.
The exception to this rule applies to a highly skilled migrant who falls under the reduced salary criterion. This low criterion also remains in effect when the highly skilled migrant subsequently changes employers. The reduced salary criterion is not age-dependent.

Reduced salary criterion

The reduced salary criterion applies if you meet the conditions for the orientation year for highly educated persons and the residence permit for employment as a highly skilled worker is applied for within 3 years of the graduation date, the date on which the doctorate was awarded, or the date on which the residence permit for scientific research expired. So the reduced salary criterion also applies if you never had a residence permit for the orientation year for highly educated persons, but you do meet the conditions for this residence purpose.

The IND counts the reimbursements of expenses and fixed allowances (such as a thirteenth month) in the salary criterion. For this the following conditions apply: 

  • The reimbursements and allowances are in the contract. 

  • The reimbursements and allowances are transferred each month to a bank account in name of the highly skilled migrant or holder of the European blue card.

The following pay elements are not included in the salary criterion:

  • Vacation allowance.

  • The value of payment made in kind.

  • Uncertain, non-regular pay elements (for example overtime allowances, tips and payments from funds).

Application for a residence permit as a researcher, guest lecturer or physician in training to be a specialist

This required amounts also apply for a residence permit highly skilled migrant.

Required amounts valid from 1 July 2020 until 31 December 2020

​​​​​​Gross income per month without holiday allowance​€ 1.176,00
​​​​​​Gross income per month with holiday allowance​€ 1.270,08

Application for a residence permit as a self-employed person

Required amounts valid from 1 July 2020 until 31 December 2020

Gross profit per month (with holiday allowance)​€ 1.270,08

Application for a residence permit action programme of the European Union

Required amounts valid from 1 July 2020 until 31 December 2020

​​​​​​Gross income per month without holiday allowance​€ 840,00
​​​​​​Gross income per month with holiday allowance​€ 907,20

Application for a residence permit as an au pair

Required amounts valid from 1 July 2020 until 31 December 2020

Host family of a married/unmarried couple living together
Gross income per month without holiday allowance​€ 2.520,00
​​​​​​Gross income per month with holiday allowance​€ 2.721,60
Host family of single parent
Gross income per month without holiday allowance​€ 2016,00
​​​​​​​Gross income per month with holiday allowance​€ 2.177,28

Application for a residence permit for medical treatment

Required amounts valid from 1 July 2020 until 31 December 2020

You are married/registered partners or an unmarried couple living together and your partner comes to the Netherlands with you ​
Gross income per month without holiday allowance€ 1.680,00
​​​​​​​Gross income per month with holiday allowance€ 1.814,40
​You are single or a single parent and your child comes to the Netherlands with you ​
​​Gross income per month without holiday allowance€ 1.176,00
​​​​​​​​Gross income per month with holiday allowance€ 1.270,08

A person in the Netherlands (financier) pays your stay for medical treatment

​Family situation financier: married/registered partner or unmarried partners living together

Family situation foreign national: single or single parent (child comes to the Netherlands) ​

​​Gross income per month without holiday allowance​€ 3.192,00
​​​​​​​​Gross income per month with holiday allowance​€ 3.447,36

Family situation financier:  married/registered partner or unmarried partners living together

Family situation foreign national: married/registered partner or unmarried partners living together (partner comes to the Netherlands) ​

​​​Gross income per month without holiday allowance​€ 3.360,00
​​​​​​​​​Gross income per month with holiday allowance​€ 3.628,80

Family situation financier: single or single parent

Family situation foreign national: married/registered partner or unmarried partners living together (partner comes to the Netherlands) ​

​​​​Gross income per month without holiday allowance​€ 2.856,00
​​​​​​​​​​Gross income per month with holiday allowance​€ 3.084,48

​Family situation financier: single or single pare

Family situation foreign national: single or single parent (child comes to the Netherlands) ​

​​​​​Gross income per month without holiday allowance​€ 2.688,00
​​​​​​​​​​​Gross income per month with holiday allowance​€ 2.903,04

Application for a permanent residence permit

Required amounts valid from 1 July 2020 until 31 December 2020

​You yourself show income ​

​​​​​​Gross income per month without holiday allowance​€ 1.176,00
​​​​​​​​​​​Gross income per month with holiday allowance€ 1.270,08

​A family member shows income ​

Your family member is married/registered partner or unmarried partner living together ​
​​​​​​Gross income per month without holiday allowance€ 1.680,00
​​​​​​​​​​​​Gross income per month with holiday allowance€ 1.814,40
Your family member is a single parent ​
​​​​​​Gross income per month without holiday allowance€ 1.176,00
​​​​​​​​​​​​​Gross income per month with holiday allowance€ 1.270,08

Application for other residence permits

Required amounts valid from 1 July 2020 until 31 December 2020

You are married/registered partner or unmarried partner living together ​
​​​​​​Gross income per month without holiday allowance€ 1.680,00
​​​​​​​​​​​​Gross income per month with holiday allowance€ 1.814,40
You are single or a single parent ​
​​​​​​Gross income per month without holiday allowance€ 1.176.00
​​​​​​​​​​​​​Gross income per month with holiday allowance​€ 1.270,08

 

Gross income

Gross income is the income before you pay taxes and premiums.

Do you work in paid employment? Or do you receive a social security benefit?

Then the IND looks at your sv-loon. The sv-loon is the social security salary (sv-loon). This is the salary that is used to calculate the taxes and social security contribution you pay. Your sv-loon is mentioned on your pay slip. Sometimes a different term is used, for example loon (voor) loonheffing.

Unable to find the sv-loon on your pay slip? You can log in to My UWV with your DigiD at www.uwv.nl and check your wage.

Do you work as a self-employed?

Then the IND looks at your gross profit. You have to look that the amount that is stated at the 'gross income per month with holiday allowance'.