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Residence and Citizenship by Investment

Ideally situated in Western Europe, the Netherlands is a small but highly developed country. It boasts one of the top 20 GDP per capita in the world as well as the 5th largest economy in the EU. Known for its strong commitment to protecting the human rights of its residents and citizens as well as its excellent quality of life, the Netherlands is prime for both private residence and business opportunities.


Residence by Investment Overview

The Netherlands Residence by Investment Program was concluded on 1 March 2024.

Henley & Partners offers over 40 investment migration programs. Contact us to find the best alternative residence or citizenship program for you and your family.



Minimum investment of EUR 1.25 million


Processing time

Three–five months


Key benefit

Eligibility to apply for permanent residence or citizenship after five years

The Netherlands Residence by Investment Program

The Netherlands is one of the most attractive lifestyle and business destinations worldwide. For those who wish to reside in this EU nation with a rich economy, the Netherlands Residence by Investment Program is the most efficient way to acquire such status. Under this program, wealthy individuals can make a significant contribution to the country and become Dutch residents within three to five months, with the possibility to acquire citizenship after five years.

Benefits of Dutch residence by investment

  • The right to live, work, and study in the Netherlands and visa-free travel across Europe’s Schengen Area
  • Excellent quality of life and human rights protections, with high standards of infrastructure and government services
  • Welcoming, socially tolerant, and multicultural population
  • Residence applicable to a spouse, including de facto and same-gender partners, and financially dependent children of any age
  • Access to world-renowned schools and universities and an impressive healthcare system
  • Residence to a member of the EU, the UN, the NATO alliance, the WTO, and the OECD

Requirements of the Netherlands Residence by Investment Program

To qualify for Dutch residence, applicants must fulfill the following two requirements.

1. Before application submission, invest EUR 1.25 million into a Dutch start-up business or venture capital fund.

This investment must be deposited into a Dutch bank account or the bank account of another EU member state with a branch in the Netherlands.

2. After application approval, purchase or rent residential real estate within eight months of visa issuance. No minimum amount applies.

Both the capital and real estate investments must be maintained to hold residence status.

Procedures and time frame of Dutch residence by investment

Applications for Dutch residence must include completed application forms and should be accompanied by the appropriate fees and supporting documents. Applicants are required to make the capital investment before submitting their application. After approval, they must secure residential property in the Netherlands.

Successful applicants receive a residence permit that is valid for three years and renewable for a further two years.

After holding residence status for five years, investors may choose to either renew their visa for an eight-year period, apply for permanent residence, or apply for Dutch citizenship.

The processing time is three to five months from submission of the application to approval.


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