Since 2015, a new regulation enables ambitious entrepreneurs from non-EU countries to apply for a temporary residence permit for the Netherlands. This gives you one year to launch an innovative business. A precondition is that your startup must be guided by an experienced mentor (facilitator) based in the Netherlands. Launch Cafe is a qualified facilitator for your startup.
Residence permit for non-EU founders
You need a residence permit if you wish to work in the Netherlands as a ‘non EU’ startup founder. A residence permit as startup founder gives ambitious starters a year to start an innovative company in the Netherlands. One condition in this regard is that the startup is supervised by a qualified facilitator like Launch Cafe.
Apply now for your startup visa
Startups applying for the residence permit for foreign startups (startup visa) will find a jumping board in Groningen and in the Launch Cafe. Learn more about Startup Visa program and the application process via the Launch Cafe website.