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In order to be able to make use of this ruling, supervision by a reliable supervisor (facilitator) is required. The main immigration conditions that apply for this ruling are as follow:

  • Collaboration with a reliable and experienced facilitator.

  • The product or the service is innovative.

  • The start-up entrepreneur has a (step-by-step) plan in order to move from idea to business.

  • The start-up entrepreneur and the facilitator are both registered in the Trade Register of the Chamber of Commerce.

  • There are sufficient financial means (resources) to be able to reside and live in the Netherlands.

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The conditions for immigrating to the Netherlands as a self-employed person are as follow:

  • You are in the possession of a thorough business plan which will be assessed by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO). Innovative companies have a higher chance of success. 

  • You are registered in the Trade Register of the Chamber of Commerce (KvK).

  • You meet the requirements for practicing your business or profession. This means that you have all the necessary licenses.

  • You are going to earn sufficient income from your activities as an independent entrepreneur. This should be evident from the business plan.

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Immigrating to the Netherlands as a highly-skilled migrant can be done by means of an employment contract with a company that is acknowledges as a recognized sponsor of highly-skilled migrant by the Naturalisation Services of the Netherlands (IND). Generally, the following conditions apply:

  • Employment contract through a recognized sponsor.

  • Meeting the minimum wage criteria for highly-skilled migrants.

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