Residence Permit as an Investor
For a residence permit as an investor, an application must be submitted with the following supporting documents:
– a statement from the Dutch branch of the bank showing that the minimum amount of € 1,250,000 to be invested has been deposited in the Netherlands. The declaration must be issued by a Dutch bank with a DNB license or a Dutch branch of a foreign bank from a country that is part of the European Economic Area (EEA), making use of the European Passport and:
– the investment agreement signed by the parties involved (investor and company) and showing the purpose of the investment.
Which evidence about the investment you need to add to your application depends on where you invest:
1. an innovative company;
2. through a contractual partnership that invests in one or more innovative companies;
3. a fund that, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs, fits within the SEED-scheme;
4. a participation fund that is affiliated with the Dutch Association of Participation Companies (NVP).
1. Evidences about the innovative company in which you invest:
– annual accounts of the past three years verified by an independent external party or if the company has existed for less than three years, the available annual accounts since its creation;
– investment plan of the company describing the purpose of the investment (can be integrated in the business plan or in the investment agreement);
– data showing the expected effects of the investment in handling and time in relation to the capital position, turnover, result (net profit), employment and / or innovation, both technologically and non-technologically (eg patents);
– supporting documents showing your own non-financial contribution and degree of active involvement with the company such as specific knowledge, specific work experience, references, patents, network and customers.
If the company has been established for less than 3 years, you must submit a business plan that contains information about:
– personal details and background of business management (training, experience);
– the product or service;
– a market analysis focused on the own product or service and subcontracting environment;
– description of price policy / structure with all costs included in it;
– operating overviews (realizations and prognoses)
– sales and cash flow forecast including calculations;
– specification and budget for job creation and investments.
2. Evidence on the contractual partnership in which you invest:
– the agreement between the participants in the partnership showing the scope and the conditions;
– a fund plan showing the nature of the organization and the investments and the conditions attached to this;
– proof of continuity of the contractual partnership such as annual accounts;
– data showing the expected effects of the investment in terms of size and time in relation to the capital position, turnover, profit (net profit), employment and / or innovation, both technologically and non-technologically (eg patents);
– supporting documents showing the company’s own non-financial contribution and degree of active involvement of the high-paying foreign national, such as specific knowledge, specific work experience, references, patents, network and customers.
3. Evidence that you are participating in a fund that, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs, fits within the SEED scheme:
– proof of participation in the fund; and
– a statement that the SEED-fund has been recognized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs; or
– a statement showing that the fund did not receive SEEDS-approval but according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs does fit within the SEED-scheme.
4. Evidence on the participation fund in which you invest:
– proof of participation in a participation fund that is affiliated with the NVP;
– proof of NVP membership of the participation fund.