Netherlands Golden Visa by Investment

Netherlands has a new ‘golden visa’ program offering residency to foreign investors who are interested to live and invest in Netherlands. The investment must bring added value and benefits to the Dutch economy. Netherlands is an important EU schengen member state with best living standards in Europe with access to healthcare, education.

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The Golden visa in Netherlands is very popular with Chinese, Russians and Arabs. The benefits of golden visa in Netherlands include

  • Visa Free movement in Schengen zone
  • Residence permit for family and children
  • No minimum residence requirements.
  • EU citizenship after 5 years of living.
  • Option Invest in Dutch real estate market such as buying a home.
  • Access to Dual citizenship.
  • Ease of doing business in Europe
  • Right to work in Netherlands

The minimum investment for  golden visa  in Netherlands is  €1,250,000 or €1.25 million which must be invested in a Dutch company

Netherlands Foreign investor Visa

The foreign investor visa scheme is a much more expensive scheme only suited for ultra high net worth foreign investors. The investment minimum requires is 1.25 million euros which must be deposited in a dutch bank account. The investment must also create 10 jobs in 5 years. The residence permit issued for maximum 3 years with right to work (‘arbeid vrij toegestaan’) in Netherlands. There is no requirement to live permanently in Netherlands.

The investment must bring added value for the Dutch economy and will be assessed by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) using a point system. The added value is there if the investment meets 2 of the following 3 criteria:

  • Within 5 years at least 10 jobs will be created.
  • A contribution is made to increasing the innovativeness of the Dutch company; this may be proven through, among other things, the introduction of a patent, investing in both technological and non-technological innovation or investing in a company that belongs to a top sector.
  • There is another, non-financial added value, such as specific knowledge, networks, clients and active involvement of the investor.

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Investment Conditions

There are certain conditions that apply to everyone. In addition to these conditions, the following conditions apply for you:

  • You invest a minimum amount of €1,250,000 in a company that is based in the Netherlands.
  • Investing in real estate for private occupation is excluded.
  • Deposit the amount to be invested into a bank account of a Dutch bank or a bank of an EU Member State with a branch in the Netherlands. This branch is supervised by De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB). Banks subject to supervision make use of the single European licence.
  • Your investment has an added value for the Dutch economy. This will be assessed by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) . The Netherlands Enterprise Agency uses a points system. The added value is there if the investment meets 2 of the following 3 criteria:
    • Within 5 years at least 10 jobs will be created.
    • A contribution is made to increasing the innovativeness of the Dutch company; this may be proven through, among other things, the introduction of a patent, investing in both technological and non-technological innovation or investing in a company that belongs to a top sector.
    • There is another, non-financial added value, such as specific knowledge, networks, clients and active involvement of the investor.
  • The capital which is invested has not been gained through illegitimate means.  The IND can ask information about this from the Netherlands Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU-Netherlands). You give permission to investigate the origin of your capital abroad.
  • You have not given incorrect information or withheld relevant information in a previous application for a residence permit.
  • You have not previously been in the Netherlands illegally.

This application costs are € 2,137 euros.

Permanent residency is possible after 5 years of uninterrupted living in Netherlands and after another year you may naturalise for becoming a ‘dutch citizen’.

The  Netherlands passport is one of the most valuable and highly respected passports in the world, ranked #4th powerful passport in world passport rankings with visa free travel to 173 world countries including United States, United Kingdom and right to settlement in all 28 EU member states.

 





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