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Coming to the Netherlands as an Entrepreneur

If you want to move to the Netherlands as an entrepreneur or self-employed person, there are several steps you should take. Depending on your nationality and how long you stay, you may need a visa or residence permit. Find out which steps apply to your situation.

Before you begin

Situation in Ukraine

Due to the current war situation in Ukraine, conditions for staying in the Netherlands might temporarily differ for Ukrainian citizens and Ukrainian residents with other nationalities. Please check this page of the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) to get the latest information.

Please note that the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) will soon provide more information on the EU-wide protection scheme for Ukrainian refugees. The IND will currently not decide on asylum applications from Ukrainians.

General information

Visit to take the checklist for arranging your non-business matters (such as education, money matters, etc.).