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Treaties with America, Japan, Turkey

Dutch American Friendship Treaty (DAFT)

If you are a US national and you would like to set up a business in the Netherlands, you can make use of very favorable regulations to work and reside in the Netherlands. No work permit is required.

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Association Treaty

To Turkish nationals and their family members more favorable rules apply than to other non-EU migrants, thanks to an Association Treaty between the EU and Turkey.

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Japanese-Dutch Trade agreement

For Japanese nationals it is less complicated to obtain a residence permit to start a business in the Netherlands than for other non-EU nationals. This is due to the Japanese-Dutch Trade agreement. For any other type of work, Japanese must obtain work authorization

Specific rules might still be available to Japanese chefs. For more information, please see the conditions for the Asian catering industry here.

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