• Minimum Salary Increased for Blue Card Program
  • August 18, 2015
  • Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
  • Luxembourg has increased the minimum salary requirement for its Blue Card Program. Blue Card holders must earn an annual gross salary of at least €71,946, a slight increase from the prior €69,858. Initial or renewal Blue Card applications that do not comply with this salary amount will be rejected.

    The Ministry of Employment generally adjusts the minimum salary for Blue Card holders annually. Compliance with salary requirements is enforced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which reviews work permit applications.

    What This Means for Employers

    Employers planning to file new or renewal applications for a Blue Card should incorporate the increased salary threshold and costs into their corporate budgets.

    Fragomen can assist clients to ensure compliance with the new salary requirement prior to filing initial or renewal Blue Card applications.