Residence permit for start-ups

Start-up entrepreneurs can apply for a temporary residence permit in the Netherlands.

The Netherlands has traditionally been a country of entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs are the engine of our economy. They are a source of innovation and job creation. As such they stimulate economic growth.

A new scheme makes it possible for ambitious entrepreneurs to apply for a temporary residence permit for the Netherlands. The residence permit for 'start-up' entrepreneurs allows ambitious entrepreneurs to start an innovative business for a year.

More information about this permit can be found on the website of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.

Specific information on the procedure and the required forms can be found on the website of the Immigration and Naturalisation Service.

New permit for start-ups

 

 

Published: 20 March 2015Modified: 28 July 2017