Startup Visa Application
- Incorporation Package with corporate support first year
- 1 hour assistance to improve your business plan/case
- Startup Visa application via Facilitator (extra fees apply for other family members)
This offer excludes the government fee (approx. 350 EUR).
The procedure at the facilitator looks like this:
- Fill in the application form
- The facilitator will decide whether to have the first call or not. This will be an intro call with me and the purpose is to get a better idea of the entrepreneur and what they are working on. (typically within 1 week). In the case of many startup facilitators, the ‘Jaar plan’ is already important. This means you should have a clear vision of what you like to achieve in the first 12 months, and how you ensure that after 12 months the company will be profitable, and be able to pay you both a fair salary. In the attachment, I covered this with the 5 milestones, which you should describe in detail. Especially on how to make a turnover, and how you will get the visitors/sales. Remember, the goal here is to create jobs, for which you need to be able to make a profit
- After this, they discuss it with the team and when it seems like a fit, they’ll invite for a second call (or visit) with their startup visa coaches. This call/visit will be a more in-depth look into the business plan and a chance for the mentors to meet the entrepreneur. (within 2 weeks after the first call) (possible via video call, if a visit is not possible)
- The decision to continue with facilitation or not is made after the call/visit/interview and they will let the applicant know (approx 1-2 weeks)
Apply for the Startup Visa in The Netherlands in 6 steps:
Step 1. Fill out the startup intake form
Bolder Launch will do a pre-check on your innovativeness and viability of your concept
Step 2. Incorporate your Dutch company
It’s required to initiate the formation of your company. prior to completing the application.
Step 3. Improve your Step-by-step (business) plan
Your Business plan should focus on the potential to scale your business, and explain your product-price proposition.
Step 4. Provide Financial Proof
The start-up entrepreneur must have sufficient financial resources (income) to be able to reside, live and set up a business in the Netherlands for at least one year.
Step 5. Conclude an agreement with a Dutch facilitator
The agreement must clearly state
a) the nature of the mentoring,
b) the conditions under which the mentoring is offered and
c) what the facilitator’s potential interest in the company is.
Step 6. Collect your Startup Visa at your embassy!
If the application is complete and includes all relevant documents, applicants will be notified of the official decision within 90 days, however, start-up applications will be given top priority at the IND in order to ideally process them sooner (the current estimation is 7 weeks).
The IND’s website provides a lot of information on the regulations concerning the startup permit. You can also reach the IND by phone at +31 (0)88 043 0430.