Residency | Netherlands
Ideally situated in Western Europe, the Netherlands is a small but highly developed country. It boasts one of the top 20 GDP per capita in the world as well as the 5th largest economy in the EU. Known for its strong commitment to protecting the human rights of its residents and citizens as well as its excellent quality of life, the Netherlands is prime for both private residence and business opportunities.
Investment: Minimum investment of EUR 1.25 million
Processing time: Three–five months
Key benefit: Eligibility to apply for permanent residence or citizenship after five years
Benefits of Netherlands Residency by Investment:
—–The right to live, work, and study in the Netherlands and visa-free travel across Europe’s Schengen Area
—–Excellent quality of life and human rights protections, with high standards of infrastructure and government services
—–Residence applicable to a spouse, including de facto and same-gender partners, and financially dependent children of any age
—–Residence to a member of the EU, the UN, the NATO alliance, the WTO, and the OECD
Procedures and time frame of residence by investment in Netherlands
Applications for Dutch residence must include completed application forms and should be accompanied by the appropriate fees and supporting documents. Applicants are required to make the capital investment before submitting their application. After approval, they must secure residential property in the Netherlands.
Successful applicants receive a residence permit that is valid for three years and renewable for a further two years.
After holding residence status for five years, investors may choose to either renew their visa for an eight-year period, apply for permanent residence, or apply for Dutch citizenship.
The processing time is three to five months from submission of the application to approval.
Requirements of the Netherlands Permanent Residence Program
To qualify for Dutch residence, applicants must fulfill the following two requirements.
1. Before application submission, invest EUR 1.25 million into a Dutch start-up business or venture capital fund.
This investment must be deposited into a Dutch bank account or the bank account of another EU member state with a branch in the Netherlands.
2. After application approval, purchase or rent residential real estate within eight months of visa issuance. No minimum amount applies.
Both the capital and real estate investments must be maintained to hold residence status.