I am working here as kennismigrant (highly skilled migrant) since August-2010, and earning 22.000 (gross). Now my contract is going to end and I am looking for a job in the netherlands.
My question is:
1. If I find a new job here in the netherlands, whether I would be considered as kennismigrant in my new job as well?
2. If this is the case, ideally I should earn atleast 51.239 (as I am more than 30 years old): http://english.ind.nl/Leges/table-of-standard-amounts-considered-adequate-financial-resources.aspx
3. But, if the employer is not willing to pay that much amount, what can be done in that case?
Any advice is highly appreciated.
2. a) If you get a job again as scientific reasearcher than there is no minimum salary requirement [Government sponsored institute, medical centers , etc]
b) For usual jobs you new employer will have to satisfy the minimum salary meant for KM visa.
Well, normally I would advise you to use google "tons of resources explaining it " or an immigration expert. It is quite complicated and most employers would rather avoid the path. But since you insist - here you go. Any further addition from me will make this post only complicated --
The future employee is not a skilled migrant worker. The employer needs to file for a work permit, at the UWV WERK bedrijf (Employment Licensing Agency).
A work permit is issued only if you have tried to recruit for the vacancy during at least five weeks, both in the Netherlands and the European Union (or during three months if the job is ranked as being hard to fulfil - this is to be determined by the UWV WORK Agency Labour migrants who need to apply for a workpermit
The work permit application should be filed by the employer. If you hire a worker through an agency, the latter will apply for a work permit that allows the employee to work in your company. The application is submitted to the UWV WORK agency - work permit department. The required form can be downloaded from the website of the UWV WORK agency. You need to submit extensive information with the application.
Having said this there are some exceptions to this , an expert ( immigration lawyer or consultant) is recommended as it can differ case by case.
Thanks, I just realized that the minimum salary requirement for KM is more than 51.000 for me (as I am 30 years old). But if the new company does not want to make an offer of this much amount because of the reason that the company may get another employee who has the same qualification as me and is less than 30 years old (in that case company has to pay approx 36.000)? what can be done in that case? Your views are highly appreciated.
If the new employer won't pay you the KM salary, he can apply for a work permit for you if he can show that no other EU candidate is available for the job. This requires a few months of advertising the position. If no one suitable shows up, the employer can be issued a work permit for you.
Christian Barth, Attorney