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Start-up Permit

Could you make it in the Netherlands as an entrepreneur? In 2015 the Dutch government brought in new regulations to help ambitious business people from non-EU countries. A one-year start-up permit has been specially designed to help people like you in the Netherlands.

As part of the scheme, all entrepreneurs are required to have a mentor, or ‘facilitator’ on-board and for their start-up to offer something innovative in the Dutch market.

 On these pages you’ll find helpful explanations of the new regulations, useful links and vital documents for aspiring entrepreneurs. Start by clicking on one of the topics below.



In case you have more questions regarding the startup visa, you can make an appointment with Elmar de Jong from StartUp visa Netherlands here.


Business.gov.nl has made a webinar about starting a business in the Netherlands covering the following topics:

  • When do I need a visa or permit, and how can I get one?
  • What do I need to start a business in the Netherlands?
  • How do I register my business at the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce?
  • What taxes do I have to pay in the Netherlands?

And check out this IWCN Webinar on the Start-up permit!