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Acquisition: 36 months

Capital required: €1,250,000

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About Netherlands Citizenship and Residency 

The Netherlands offers a Residency Permit in the country for foreign investors willing to put a minimum of 1.25 million Euros in a Dutch business, invest in the economy and create jobs. The permit is good for three years. However, the Netherlands relies on a points-based system to judge an investment’s value. The Netherlands does not have a citizenship-by-investment program, but after five uninterrupted years of permanent residency applicants can apply for Dutch citizenship. Applicants must prove integration into society; such as speaking Dutch, and renounce their original nationality.

There are certain conditions apply to investing in the Netherlands.

  • Minimum Investment Amount: the investment in a Dutch company or fund needs to be of at least 1,250,000 euros and there is no possibility of investing in real estate for private purposes.
  • Valuable Investment: the business or fund investment needs to be relevant to the Dutch economy; for this purposes, it will be evaluated by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency based on a points system.
  • The Capital: the invested capital needs to be deposited into a bank account of a Dutch bank or a foreign bank branch located in the Netherlands; moreover, it needs to have been produced via legitimate means.
  • Applicant’s Situation: the applicant needs to comply with the requirements for not having previously been in the country illegally and/or not having offered incorrect information in a previous residence permit application.


Foreign Startups Residence Permit

Another route to obtain Netherlands Citizenship is through investment for a foreign startup, under which the applicant can also receive a residence permit which, when renewed accordingly, can allow the applicant to apply for citizenship in time.


Startup Visa General Condition

  • You have valid passport.
  • You do not pose a threat to public order or national security.
  • You are prepared to undergo a tuberculosis test when you arrive in the Netherlands.
  • You take out Dutch health insurance when you arrive in the Netherlands.


Startup Visa Specific Condition

  • You must have an agreement to work together with a recognized facilitator.
  • Your product or service is innovative.
  • You have solid business plan.
  • You register your new business with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce.
  • You have sufficient financial resources (such as savings) to live in the Netherlands.


Benefits Of The Netherlands Residency By Investment Program

  • You and your family will have unrestricted right to work in the Netherlands.
  • Access to a host of social service such as maternity benefit and medical treatment.
  • Visa-free travel within the Schengen zone.
  • A tax treaty with more that 80 countries
  • An attractive tax environment for foreign companies.
  • A high level of education for residents.
  • A stable economy and stable public finances.
  • You can vote in all Dutch election.
  • You can stay or live outside the Netherlands for a longer period without consequences.


Netherlands Residency Requirements And Qualifications

The requirements and qualifications required to obtain the Netherlands residency or citizenship is listed above in the “About Netherlands Citizenship and Residency” section.


Steps And Timeline

  1. Submit Application and Payment: You apply for the MVV and the residence permit at the same time. You submit the application in person to the Dutch representation in your own country or the country of continuous residence. This is possible by appointment only. During the appointment, your biometrics will be taken. From the Dutch representation, you will receive a confirmation letter with your alien registration number (V-number). After the appointment, you yourself send your application to the IND in the Netherlands and pay the fees. You must do both within 3 weeks from the date of application at the Dutch representation. In the form it says what document to send along with your application and you will also find how to pay the fees for the application.
  2. Receipt and Check Application: The day you submit your application at the Dutch embassy is the start date of your application. The IND should take a decision within the statutory decision period. The IND will then check to see if your application is complete and if the fees have been paid. Are documents missing, or a documents not correct.
  3. Decision: The IND checks if you meet all the conditions. The IND has to make a decision within a period of 90 days.
  4. Collect MVV: You collect the MVV from the Dutch representation where you have submitted the application form. You have 3 months to collect MVV. Please make an appointment for this with the representation. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months on the day you get MVV.
  5. Travel to the Netherlands: Once you have collected your MVV, you can travel to the Netherlands. The MVV is valid for 90 days.


Our Services

Privacy World offers its services to anyone, not only looking to obtain residency and/or citizenship processes but our experts figure out legal ways to:

  • Find the best solution for your needs.
  • Identify and deploy a strategy to help you accomplish your goals.
  • Activate our network of people in the country where you need help without having you search for the best solution or lawyer. We only work with licensed people in every country whom we carefully vet and pass our guidelines and principles of privacy we stand for.
  • Focus on cutting through the red tape and to expedite your process.
  • Provide proper communication with you about your case.
    …. and above all: Offer you legal strategies to provide additional layers of privacy for your identity, while obtaining your residency or citizenship!

Privacy World can also help you with incorporating your company in the Netherlands, assisting in getting you settled in the country and coordinating with you so that this experience will be less of a hassle.

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Yes, they allow dual /multiple citizenships but the Dutch government aims to limit it as much as possible. It is also mandatory to renounce your other nationalities when becoming a Dutch citizen. However, there are quite some expectations to this general rule. Some are more covert and depend on one’s particular circumstances.

Yes, you can but you will also need to apply for MVV (entry visa) or VVR (residence permit) for your dependents.

Yes, you need to show up in person along with the documents.

Yes, the language ability of the Dutch language.

 It is not stated but the application is not open to anyone who wants to become a Dutch national.

Yes, there will be an interview at the Dutch embassy.

It takes approximately one year for the application process.

As a resident in the Netherlands, you pay tax on your income, wealth, and assets. The Dutch tax system divides different types of taxable income into three boxes 1.) Taxable income from profits, employment, and homeownership 2.) Taxable income from substantial interest 3.) Taxable income from savings and investments.

Non-residents taxpayers can claim the basic allowance in tax box 3 (taxable income from savings and investments) when determining their benefits, this potentially lower their tax rates in certain situations. 

The Netherlands has no tax on wealth but they do have on a fixed return on wealth.

Yes, inheritance tax in the Netherlands is levied on the estate of the deceased. It is payable all on worldwide assets belonging to anyone who is classified as a Dutch resident.