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Requirements Start-up Permit

  1. Collaboration with a reliable and experienced facilitator (a business mentor).
  2. A product or service that is innovative
  3. The start-up entrepreneur has a step-by-step plan (in order to move from idea to business).
  4. The start-up entrepreneur and the facilitator are both registered in the Trade Register of the Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel).
  5. There are sufficient financial means (resources) to be able to reside and live in the Netherlands.

For the application:

When applying for a startup permit an MVV might be needed.

– Applying in a non EU country

If you are resident in a non EU country, an MVV might be acquired before coming to the Netherlands. Find out here when you should have an mvv before you come to the Netherlands. The mvv can be obtained at the same time the entrepreneur is applying for a resident permit to the Dutch embassy or consulate in the country in which they are resident. View an overview of Dutch embassies around the world.

– Applying in the Netherlands or EU

If you are in an EU country with a valid residents permit an MVV is not needed

Additional information:

Inqubator Leeuwarden