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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 2018 until  31 December 2018

Sv-loon per month without holiday allowance€ 1,594.20
Sv-loon per month with holiday allowance​€ 1,721.74

Required amounts valid from 1 January 2019 until 30 June 2019

Sv-loon per month without holiday allowance​€ 1,615.80
Sv-loon per month with holiday allowance​€ 1,745.07

              
Application for a residence permit to stay with family member

Required amounts valid from 1 July 2018 until 31 December 2018

​Residence permit to stay with a partner​

Sv-loon per month without holiday allowance​€ 1,594.20
Sv-loon per month with holiday allowance€ 1,721.74

​Residence permit to stay with another family member ​

The sponsor is married/registered partner or an unmarried couple living together

​​Sv-loon per month without holiday allowance​€ 1,594.20
Sv-loon per month with holiday allowance​€ 1,721.74
The sponsor is a single parent ​
​​​Sv-loon per month without holiday allowance​€ 1,115.94
​​Sv-loon per month with holiday allowance​€ 1,205.21

Required amounts valid from 1 January 2019 until 30 June 2019

​Residence permit to stay with a partner​ ​

​​Sv-loon per month without holiday allowance​€ 1,615.80
Sv-loon per month with holiday allowance​€ 1,745.07

​Residence permit to stay with another family member ​ ​

The sponsor is married/registered partner or an unmarried couple living together ​ ​
​​​Sv-loon per month without holiday allowance​€ 1,615.80
​​Sv-loon per month with holiday allowance​€ 1,745.07
The sponsor is a single parent ​
​​​​Sv-loon per month without holiday allowance​€ 1,131.06
​​​Sv-loon per month with holiday allowance​€ 1,221.54

                
Application for a residence permit for study

Study amounts 2018

Study type

​Monthly amount

Higher professional education (hbo) or university ​€ 870.46
​Secondary education or senior secondary vocational education (mbo)​€ 714.82

Study amounts 2019

​Study type ​Monthly amounts
​Higher professional education (hbo) or university ​€ 882.47
Secondary education or senior secondary vocational education (mbo)​€ 724.68

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

Required amounts valid from 1 July 2018 until 31 December 2018

Higher professional education (hbo) or university students ​

​The financier is married/registered partner or an unmarried couple living together ​
​​​​Sv-loon per month without holiday allowance​€ 2,464.66
​​​Sv-loon per month with holiday allowance​€ 2,592.20
​The financier is single or a single parent ​
​​​​​Sv-loon per month without holiday allowance​€ 1,986.40
Sv-loon per month with holiday allowance​€ 2,075.67

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

​The financier is married/registered partner or an unmarried couple living together ​
​​​​​​Sv-loon per month without holiday allowance​€ 2,309.02
​​Sv-loon per month with holiday allowance​€ 2,436.56
The financier is single or a single parent ​
​​​​​​Sv-loon per month without holiday allowance​€ 1,830.76
​​Sv-loon per month with holiday allowance​€ 1,920.03

Required amounts valid from 1 January 2019 until 30 June 2019

Higher professional education (hbo) or university students ​

​The financier is married/registered partner or an unmarried couple living together ​
​​​​Sv-loon per month without holiday allowance​€ 2,498.27
​​​Sv-loon per month with holiday allowance​€ 2,627.54
​The financier is single or a single parent ​
​​​​​Sv-loon per month without holiday allowance​€ 2,013.53
Sv-loon per month with holiday allowance​€ 2,104.01

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

​The financier is married/registered partner or an unmarried couple living together ​
​​​​​​Sv-loon per month without holiday allowance​€ 2,340.48
​​Sv-loon per month with holiday allowance​€ 2,469.75
The financier is single or a single parent ​
​​​​​​Sv-loon per month without holiday allowance​€ 1,855.74
​​Sv-loon per month with holiday allowance​€ 1,946.22

                  

Application for a residence permit to work in paid employment

Required amounts valid from 1 July 2018 until 31 December 2018

​​​​​​Sv-loon per month without holiday allowance​€ 1,594.20
​​​​​​​​​Sv-loon per month with holiday allowance​€ 1,721.74

Required amounts valid from 1 January 2019 until 30 June 2019

​​​​​​Sv-loon per month without holiday allowance​€ 1,615.80
​​​​​​​​​Sv-loon per month with holiday allowance​€ 1,745.07

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

Occupation​

Sv-loon 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 to work as a highly skilled migrant and for the European Blue Card

Salary criteria 2018

​Highly skilled migrants 30 years or older​€ 4,404 gross per month
​Highly skilled migrants younger than 30 years​€ 3,229 gross per month
​Reduced salary criterion​€ 2,314 gross per month
​European Blue Card ​€ 5,160 gross per month

Salary criteria 2019

​Highly skilled migrants 30 years or older​€ 4,500 gross per month
​Highly skilled migrants younger than 30 years​€ 3,299 gross per month
​Reduced salary criterion​€ 2,364 gross per month
​European Blue Card ​€ 5,272 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 turning 30 years old. Does the highly skilled migrant starts working for another employer? Then the new employer should pay the salary criterion that applies to the age of the highly skilled migrant at that moment.
The exception to this rule applies to a highly skilled migrant that falls under the reduced salary criterion. This low criterion remains in effect also when the highly skilled migrant subsequently changes employers.

Reduced salary criterion

The reduced salary criterion applies in the following situations:

  • The residence permit for highly skilled migrant has been applied for during or directly following the residence permit orientation year for highly educated persons. Is the application for the highly skilled migrant being submitted at a later time? Then the normal age-dependent salary criterion applies.
  • The highly skilled migrant does not currently hold or never had a residence permit for the orientation year for highly educated persons, but they meet the conditions for that purpose of stay. This, because they have graduated, obtained a PhD or have done scientific research.

  • The highly skilled migrant previously fell under the reduced salary criterion and subsequently changes employers. If there is a residence gap, the reduced salary criterion does not apply.

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 January 2019 until 30 June 2019

​​​​​​Sv-loon per month without holiday allowance​€ 1,131.06
​​​​​​Sv-loon per month with holiday allowance​€ 1,221.54

             
Application for a residence permit as a self-employed person

Required amounts valid from 1 January 2019 until 30 June 2019

Gross profit per month (with holiday allowance)​€ 1,221.54

                
Application for a residence permit action programme of the European Union

Required amounts valid from 1 January 2019 until 30 June 2019

​​​​​​Sv-loon per month without holiday allowance​€ 807.90
​​​​​​Sv-loon per month with holiday allowance​€ 872.54

               
Application for a residence permit as an au pair

Required amounts valid from 1 January 2019 until 30 June 2019

Host family of a married/unmarried couple living together
Sv-loon per month without holiday allowance​€ 2,423.70
​​​​​​Sv-loon per month with holiday allowance​€ 2,617.61
Host family of single parent
Sv-loon per month without holiday allowance​€ 1,938.96
​​​​​​​Sv-loon per month with holiday allowance​€ 2,094.08

                   

Application for a residence permit for medical treatment

Required amounts valid from 1 January 2019 until 30 June 2019

You are married/registered partners or an unmarried couple living together and your partner comes to the Netherlands with you ​
Sv-loon per month without holiday allowance​€ 1,615.80
​​​​​​​Sv-loon per month with holiday allowance​€ 1,745.07
​You are single or a single parent and your child comes to the Netherlands with you ​
​​Sv-loon per month without holiday allowance​€ 1,131.06
​​​​​​​​Sv-loon per month with holiday allowance​€ 1,221.54

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) ​

​​Sv-loon per month without holiday allowance​€ 3,070.02
​​​​​​​​Sv-loon per month with holiday allowance​€ 3,315.63

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) ​

​​​Sv-loon per month without holiday allowance​€ 3,231.60
​​​​​​​​​Sv-loon per month with holiday allowance​€ 3,490.14

Family situation financier: single or single parent

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

​​​​Sv-loon per month without holiday allowance​€ 2,746.86
​​​​​​​​​​Sv-loon per month with holiday allowance​€ 2,966.61

​Family situation financier: single or single parent

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

​​​​​Sv-loon per month without holiday allowance​€ 2,585.28
​​​​​​​​​​​Sv-loon per month with holiday allowance​€ 2,792.10

                 
Application for a permanent residence permit

Required amounts valid from 1 January 2019 until 30 June 2019

​You yourself show income ​

​​​​​​Sv-loon per month without holiday allowance​€ 1,131.06
​​​​​​​​​​​Sv-loon per month with holiday allowance​€ 1,221.54

​A family member shows income ​

Your family member is married/registered partner or unmarried partner living together ​
​​​​​​Sv-loon per month without holiday allowance€ 1,615.80
​​​​​​​​​​​​Sv-loon per month with holiday allowance​€ 1,745.07
Your family member is a single parent ​
​​​​​​Sv-loon per month without holiday allowance€ 1,131.06
​​​​​​​​​​​​​Sv-loon per month with holiday allowance​€ 1,221.54

                  

Application for other residence permits

Required amounts valid from 1 January 2019 until 30 June 2019

You are married/registered partner or unmarried partner living together ​
​​​​​​Sv-loon per month without holiday allowance€ 1,615.80
​​​​​​​​​​​​Sv-loon per month with holiday allowance​€ 1,745.07
You are single or a single parent ​
​​​​​​Sv-loon per month without holiday allowance€ 1,131.06
​​​​​​​​​​​​​Sv-loon per month with holiday allowance​€ 1,221.54


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. You 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.

Residence gap

​A residence gap means that the validity of your residence permits is not continuous. To start an application for permanent residence or a request for Dutch citizenship you must have 5 years continuous residence. With a residence gap your residence is not continuous anymore. You again have to build up 5 years of continuous residence.

For example: your residence permit has expired on 31 May 2016. You have applied for extension on 5 June 2016. You new residence permit is issued with a starting date of 5 June 2016. You have a residence gap between 31 May 2016 and 5 June 2016. Starting on 5 June 2016 you again need to have a valid residence permit for five years. In this example, you thus have to wait until 5 June 2021 before you can apply for permanent residence or Dutch nationality.