December 22, 2022

2023 Salary thresholds for Highly Skilled Migrants, Intra-Corporate Transferees, and EU Blue Card Holders

If your company wants to employ a valuable applicant from a non-EU/European Economic Area and Switzerland, you can either apply for Highly Skilled Migrant or Intra-Corporate Transferees (ICT) residence permits, or an EU Blue Card, which all have yearly changes in salary criteria. Since the 1st of January 2023, the new gross monthly salary thresholds are the following:

  • Highly skilled migrant/ICT of 30 years and older: € 5,008
  • Highly skilled migrant/ICT younger than 30 years: € 3,672
  • Highly skilled migrant who is eligible for the reduced salary requirement: € 2,631
  • European Blue Card holder: € 5,867


Please note that the aforementioned salary changes do not include the statutory 8% holiday allowance.


If you would like to know more about employing a Highly Skilled Migrant and EU Blue Card holder, please check our article and feel free to contact us.



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