If you wish to work in the Netherlands as an independent entrepreneur, you will need a residence permit.  If you are a national from an EU/EEA country or Switzerland, other conditions apply for you.


Next to the general conditions, you must meet the following: 

  • The activities you are about to do serve an essential interest for the Dutch economy and must be innovative in nature for the Netherlands. 
  • You are registered in the Trade Register of the Chamber of Commerce (KvK). 
  • You meet the requirements for practising your business or profession (having all necessary licenses). 
  • You are going to earn sufficient income, which should be evident from your business plan. 
Go to the IND website for more information

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