For 2018 the income requirements, application fees and court fees have been adjusted.

The most important income requirements for 2018 (gross per month excluding holliday allowance):

To stay with spouse or partner and to work: 1.578 euro

For highly skilled migrants: younger than 30 years: 3.229 euro, 30 years or older: 4.404 euro and following an orientation year for highly skilled migrants, or within 3 years after graduating or work as a scientific researcher: 2.314 euro

EU blue card: 5.160 euro

More information and other income requirements can be found here.


The most important application fees for residence permits in 2018:

To stay with family member, spouse or partner: 240 euro

Recognition as a sponsor: 5276 euro, start-ups and companies with maximum 50 persons: 2638 euro

Highly skilled migrant: 938 euro, extension: 401 euro

Work in employment, cross-border service provider and EU blue card: 909 euro, extension: 401 euro

Work as a self-employed person: 1336 euro, extension: 401 euro

Start-up: 321 euro, extension: 401 euro

Study: 321 euro, extension: 161 euro

Verification against EU community law: 51 euro

Permanent residence permit: 161 euro

Becoming a Dutch citizen by naturalisation: 866 euro, multiple persons 1105 euro, minor children together with parent 128 euro

More information and other fees can be found here.


The court fees for appeal cases, higher appeal cases and interim injunctions in 2018:

At the court: 170 euro private persons, 338 euro companies

At the Raad van State (higher court): 253 euro private persons, 508 euro companies