Startup Visa
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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 Amsterdam. Read more below and check if you can apply! 

Due to COVID-19 this service is unfortunately unavailable at the moment. Please come back in January for updates.  

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

        Questions? Read the FAQ by RVO.


*After receival, we review your application and let you know if you’re invited for an interview within 2 weeks. Please be aware that the application process can take up to 12 weeks.

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