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Welcome to Eindhoven!
Eindhoven is a city bursting with energy, and we are glad to share it with you. When you google ‘innovation’, it is no coincidence that the first images you find are light bulbs. Over 125 years ago, Philips brought light to Eindhoven. The company transformed the city into a vibrant industrial success story.
Nowadays, Eindhoven is a bustling city in transition, with a constant flow of new developments in the fields of creativity, innovation, technology, design and knowledge. The rapid growth of tech companies like ASML, Philips (and Sendcloud!) have made Eindhoven a diverse and international city, with big events like Dutch Design Week and light art festival Glow attracting people from over the world.
Some people will call Eindhoven a small city, some people will call it a big town. It has a certain cosiness, even though it has been growing rapidly in the last few years, having created an interesting mix of industrial and modern architecture. Everything is close to each other which makes the city very easily accessible. Go and explore!
Immigrating from outside of the EU?
If you’re immigrating from outside of the EU, we will need to request a residence permit for you as a highly skilled migrant. In order to qualify for this permit, you need to meet certain requirements:
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|
The age-dependent salary criterion applies for as long as you continue working for one and the same employer, even after becoming 30 years old. What if you start working for another employer? Then the new employer should pay the salary criterion that applies for your age at that moment.
The exception to this rule applies if you fall under the reduced salary criterion. This low criterion also remains in effect when you subsequently change employers. The reduced salary criterion is not age dependent. Find more on the reduced salary criterion here.
The immigration process (non-EU)
If you are from outside of the EU and you qualify for a residence permit as a highly skilled migrant, we will start the application for your residence permit after you sign the contract.
What documents do we need from you?
Please provide these to HR so we can request your residence permit.
Steps in obtaining your residence permit
Depending on your situation, this process can take 2 to 3 months.
Immigrating as an EU/EEA or Swiss citizen?
A valid passport is enough
A valid passport or ID-card (issued by an EU/EEA Member State or Switzerland) shows that you have lawful stay and that you are allowed to work.
Family members with a different nationality
If your family member has a different nationality, you have to be registered at the IND with the form ‘Registration for EU-citizens (proof of entitlement to residency status)’. Or you need to have a valid residence document.
To live and work in the Netherlands, your family member must apply for a residence document based on EU law.