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On the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of highly qualified employment
Article 17

Article 17 — Long-term residence permit

  1. EU Blue Card holders who fulfil the conditions set out in Article 16 of this Directive for the acquisition of the EC long-term resident status shall be issued with a residence permit in accordance with Article 1(2)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 1030/2002.
  2. In the residence permit referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article under the heading remarks, Member States shall enter Former EU Blue Card holder.