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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.

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