Investor Visa Program

The Dutch investor visa grants residency to those who invest at least EUR 1.25 million in the Netherlands. Contribution options include the acquisition of equity in Dutch companies and certain classes of investment funds.

The program provides a path to citizenship after five years of uninterrupted residence in the Netherlands but only to those who spend at least two-thirds of the year in the country and learn Dutch. Note also that the Netherlands does not permit dual citizenship in most cases.

Those with a particular interest in becoming Dutch will find a less capital-intensive route to the same via the Curaçao Investor Permit Program.


Program at a glance

Program TypeGolden Visa Program
Time to citizenship5 to 6 years
Time to permanent residency5 years
Minimum investmentEUR 1.25 million
Physical presence requirement8 months a year
Application processing time1-2 months
Citizenship grants visa-free travel to187 destinations, including Schengen countries and the United States
Contribution types availableProperty Investment, Business Investment, Fund Investment, Securities Investment

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