Netherlands is an important EU member nation at a strategic location, well known for windmills, canals and cycling. The country has world class infrastructure by connections from land, sea and air. Dutch industrial activity is predominantly in food processing, chemicals, petroleum refining, IT, financial services and electrical machinery. Over 90% of Dutch speak English ideal for international business. Netherlands welcomes significant investments in dutch economy in various sectors such as IT, manufacturing and industrial production.

Investment name

Foreign investor or entrepreneur program

Minimum investment

€1.25 million euro (Foreign investor program)

Qualifying investments

Entrepreneur Program

Invest €200,000 in a new Netherlands business and create 5 jobs. Investors get a D visa or long term residence permit valid for 2 years.

FIP Program

You invest an amount of at least € 1,250,000 in a company that is:

  • An innovative company in Netherlands;
  • A contractual joint venture that invests in one or more innovative companies;
  • A venture fund recognised by the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, or
  • A venture capital fund affiliated to the Nederlandse Vereniging van Participatiemaatschappijen (NVP).

Visa type

Temporary Residence permit with right to work valid for 1 year with extensions.

Processing time

1 month

Residence requirements


Permanent residence

After 5 years

Netherlands citizenship

After 5 years of living through naturalization