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Startup Visa

START YOUR BUSINESS IN THE NETHERLANDSDoes your business bring an innovative solution to the Dutch market? The government issues one-year residence permits for foreign startups. To apply, you need a registered facilitator like Impact Hub the Netherlands. Right now Impact Hub Amsterdam does not accept new applications. Please sign up for the waiting list, we’ll let you know when we open for new applications. Or go to the list of other Startup Visa service providers

What we offer

Our startup visa programme includes support during the startup visa application process, a 12-month Impact Hub membership with access to our global network, business support in the form of an incubator, accelerator, or 1-on-1 business consulting (depending on the stage and needs of your company), quarterly check-ins, and a final evaluation. Prices start at €2.389. 

Startup requirements

The SDGs are a lens through which we select our startup visa applications. The topics we particularly focus on – and thus the interconnected SDGs – are circularity, plastics, food, and inclusion. And you must comply with IND norms for a startup visa. 




  • The product or the service is innovative.
  • You have solid entrepreneurial skills, proven by previous experience
  • You have a viable business plan (step-by-step), which you will be able to deliver within a year
  • You can develop an impact-driven product or service that is currently not available on the Dutch market
  • Your business has both financial and social or environmental goals, which you can describe in detail and quantify
  • There are sufficient financial means (resources) to be able to reside and live in the Netherlands (min. €15.000/year)
  • You already have a support network in The Netherlands. This is not a requirement, but it can significantly contribute to the success of your business

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