Foreign investors can apply for a Dutch residence permit in return for a substantial investment in the local economy.
The residence permit is valid for 3 years and can be renewed. After 5 years the investor can apply for a permanent residence permit or Dutch citizenship.
Why the Netherlands?
The Netherlands is part of the EU and the Schengen zone. A residence permit or passport of the Netherlands means freedom of movement within these areas.
The Netherlands is a gateway to the European markets. It has a stable economy and plenty of business opportunities. Moreover, the Netherlands offers excellent living conditions, healthcare and education in a stable and secure environment.
The main requirement is to invest at least €1.250.000 in the local economy.
In addition, any 2 of the following requirements must be met:
- the investment adds to innovation in a particular industry
- the investment creates jobs
- the investor brings a high value personal network or specific knowledge
Applicants can invest in a Dutch company. Investment in real estate is accepted, but residential use -in either a private or commercial setup- is not included as an investment option.
Applicants may also invest in a seed fund, a venture capital fund, or a joint venture that invest in 1 or more innovative companies. The seed and capital venture funds must be affiliated to the Nederlandse Vereniging van Participatiemaatschappijen if so, added value does not need to be demonstrated any further.
- free access to the labor market
- no civic integration conditions
- stay abroad is permitted up to 8 months in any 12 months period
- spouse and dependent children can join and enjoy the same benefits
For more information about the foreign investment permit, contact Hermie de Voer.