Dutch startup visa, one year after the launch

As of 2015, the Dutch startup visa makes it possible for ambitious entrepreneurs to apply for a temporary residence permit for the Netherlands. The so-called residence permit ‘scheme for start-ups’ affords ambitious entrepreneurs one year to launch an innovative business. A prerequisite is that this start-up must be guided by an experienced mentor (facilitator) that is based in the Netherlands.

One year after the launch we are proud to show you a brief overview of the applications in 2015.

More information on the residence permit on the site of the IND 

StartupDelta is working on the roll out a European startup Visa. 

At at the informal meeting of Ministers responsible for research and innovation in January 27th 2016 (during the Dutch European presidency), Neelie Kroes launched the proposal on a European Startup Visa. The proposal was received with great enthusiasm.

You can read Neelie Kroes’ speech on our press page 

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