12 Months Program for Fresh Entrepreneurs (Start-Up Visa)

برنامج لمدة 12 شهرًا لرواد الأعمال الجدد (تأشيرة بدء التشغيل)

We offer 12-month residency and start-up visa in the Netherlands for those who already have a start-up or an idea to create one! You will get a residence permit to stay and work for your start-up in the Netherlands!

Amsterdam is one of the largest international hubs for start-ups! The city of Amsterdam offers broad opportunities for the development of start-ups! Huge ecosystem that consists of other start-ups that are open for networking, investors available for funding, educational institutions offering the specialized courses and a lot more! Here you can read more about the start-up ecosystem in Amsterdam.

If you have an idea of the start-up that you would like to make it real – you can do it in Amsterdam! In that case, you can apply for a 12-month start-up visa to allow you to come to the Netherlands for one year (with the possibility of prolongation) to work on your start-up!

Learn more about a Start-Up Visa

We offer assistance in applying for a start-up visa and organizing the work of your start-up in the Netherlands. We can offer you a mentor who can assist you with formalities – applying for a start-up visa – as well as guidance during your stay. We can provide you with study sessions to get the knowledge and skills needed for the development of a start-up. We could offer you mentors and consultants who could help you to develop your project further. We will help you to develop your network and find new partners and customers for your start-up.


The fees differ depending on the services you would need.

Assistance to apply for a start-up visa for a 12-month residence permit in the Netherlands including a facilitator for visa application* € 2 000
Assistance with the preparation of the business plan, proposal and other required documents in order to apply for a start-up visa € 4 000
Mentor and consultants for the project for 12 months including a facilitator for visa application* € 6 000
Mentorship and accommodation for 12 months in Amsterdam including a facilitator for visa application € 14 000

*Additional cost of accommodation during 12 months (if needed): € 10 000

For an extra fee, additional services can be provided – the exact fee would depend on the exact content of the service you would require:

  • Legal assistance registering the company and preparing the reports
  • Short-term study programs
  • Courses on English or Dutch language
  • Other assistance

How to apply?

In order to apply for the program please email to netherlandsinstitute@gmail.com and indicate “12 Months Program for Fresh Entrepreneurs (Start-Up Visa)” in the topic. Include the following information in your email:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Nationality
  • Why would you like to take part in the program?
  • Dates of the program that you prefer