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Dutch Highly Educated Migrant Search Year Visa

Dutch Highly Educated Migrant

Did you earn a Master's degree or Ph.D from a top 200 university within the last three years? You could qualify for a Dutch residence permit to look for a job as a Highly Skilled Migrant.

The Dutch Highly Educated Migrant Search Year Visa gives recent graduates from internationally recognized universities the opportunity to live in the Netherlands for one year to find a job as a Highly Skilled Migrant.



The university must appear in one of the top 200 of the general ranking lists or the ranking lists by faculty or by subject field:

General ranking lists current on your date of graduation or obtaining your PhD:

Ranking lists by subject, that corresponds with your field of study or research field:

The deadline to apply is no later than three years after your graduation. You have to be able to support yourself while you are here, but you don't need a work permit during the search year.

Successful applicants receive a residence permit for one year to find a job as a Highly Skilled Migrant with an IND-approved employer. For 2019, the minimum gross monthly salary requirement is EUR 2,364 (this amount is indexed for inflation every year).

Contact us for a free telephone consultation

If you think you might qualify for the Highly Educated Migrant Search Year Visa, call us at +31 (0)20 262 2509, send us an email at info@expatlaw.nl or fill out the contact form below for a free evaluation.

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