In a number of EU Member States, you can obtain the status of long-term resident EC. This is a European type of permanent residence permit.
Did you receive the status of long-term resident EC in another EU country and do you want to apply for a residence permit for entrepreneurs in the Netherlands? Then more favourable conditions apply to you.
If you want to know how you can receive the status of long-term resident EC in the Netherlands, go to the page Permanent residency.
If you want to know how you can receive the status of long-term resident EC in another EU country, please consult the authorities in the concerned country. You can find a list of participating countries here.
To scientific researchers who want to conduct research at a research institute in the Netherlands, other conditions apply than to regular highly skilled migrants. Scientific researchers can get a permit based on Directive 2005/71/EC.