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Residence scheme for essential foreign staff of start-ups

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Effective date: 1 June 2021

What changes?

A residence arrangement has been introduced to make it easier for young innovative companies (start-ups) to hire essential foreign personnel. The new regulation allows them to apply for a residence permit for highly skilled migrants more quickly. This arrangement is a pilot project which will last 4 years.

Start-ups are often unable to pay the salary required for the residence permit procedure for highly skilled migrants. The residence scheme for startups changes that. As a start-up you must pay your foreign employee a salary combined with a share in the company. The salary criterion has been lowered for this group.

For whom?

  • start-ups

When?

The pilot project Residence scheme for essential foreign personnel of start-ups has entered into force on 1 June 2021.

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