Residence permit for high net individuals

Since October 1, 2013, a residence permit can be obtained in the Netherlands as a private foreign investor. The program aims to attract foreign investors to bring substantial capital to the Netherlands to boost the Dutch economy.

Currently, the residence permit will be issued for 12 months and is extendable. It’s called the Dutch Investor Visa for High Net Worth Individuals, or HNWI.

Main investment conditions

Foreign nationals can qualify for this type of residence permit in four different ways. A personal investment in the Netherlands of at least 1.250.000 euros of a non-fraudulent nature needs to be invested in one of the following manners:
1)
an innovative company
2) a cooperation fund which contributes to the growth of one or more innovative companies
3) a seed fund which is recognized by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affair
4) a participation fund which is part of the Dutch Cooperation of Participation Society (Nederlandse Vereniging van Participatiemaatschappijen (NVP)

The amount to be invested must be put into a Dutch bank account or a bank of another EU Member State which has offices in the Netherlands and is under the auspices of a Dutch bank.

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