When do you qualify for a residence permit for foreign startups?

Last checked on:
6 February 2024
Published on:
16 February 2022

To qualify, you must meet the following conditions:

  1. Work together with a trusted and experienced mentor (facilitator) based in the Netherlands.
  2. Offer an innovative product or service.
  3. The startup entrepreneur has a step-by-step plan to develop their idea into a business.
  4. The startup entrepreneur and the facilitator are registered in the Trade Register of the Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel).
  5. The startup entrepreneur must have adequate financial resources to reside and live in the Netherlands for one year.

For a detailed overview of the criteria, please consult the IND website.

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  • Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
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