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Dutch Japanese Trade Treaty – IND Netherlands

For ambitious entrepreneurs from Japan, the Dutch Japanese Trade Treaty is a huge opportunity which enables them to establish their business in the Netherlands with a valid residence permit. 

 The Dutch Japanese Trade Treaty procedure is much easier going in comparison with the regular self-employment procedure. With the Dutch Japanese Trade Treaty procedure, the entrepreneur doesn’t have to undergo an examination of the point system of Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO). This easy-going procedure stems from the Dutch Japanese Trade Treaty. 

The Dutch Japanese Trade Treaty application is recommended for every Japanese entrepreneur. There are a few criteria the entrepreneur has to fulfil.  

In order to be eligible for a Dutch Japanese Trade Treaty residence permit, the entrepreneur needs to meet the following criteria: 

  • The entrepreneur must have the Japanese nationality.

  • The entrepreneur has to invest a certain investment amount in the company that he/ she is going to establish in the Netherlands. The following investment amounts apply; 
    – If the entrepreneur is going to establish an ”Eenmanszaak”/ one man business, an amount investment amount of €4500 applies; 
    – If the entrepreneur is going to establish a ”Vennootschap onder firma/ general partnership, a minimum investment of 25% of the paid- in capital applies, with a minimum of €4500; 
    -If the entrepreneur is going to establish a ”Besloten vennootschap”/ a private limited company, a minimum investment of 25% of the paid- in capital applies, with a minimum of €4500; 
    – If the entrepreneur is going to establish a ”Naamloze vennootschap”/ a public limited company, a minimum investment of 25% of the paid- in capital applies. The paid- in capital for a public limited company is at least €45.000, which means that the minimum investing amount has to be €11.250. 

    – If the entrepreneur is going to establish an ”Eenmanszaak”/ one man business, an amount investment amount of €4500 applies; 
    – If the entrepreneur is going to establish a ”Vennootschap onder firma/ general partnership, a minimum investment of 25% of the paid- in capital applies, with a minimum of €4500; 
    -If the entrepreneur is going to establish a ”Besloten vennootschap”/ a private limited company, a minimum investment of 25% of the paid- in capital applies, with a minimum of €4500; 
    – If the entrepreneur is going to establish a ”Naamloze vennootschap”/ a public limited company, a minimum investment of 25% of the paid- in capital applies. The paid- in capital for a public limited company is at least €45.000, which means that the minimum investing amount has to be €11.250.

Given our experience at the IND, INLS would be happy to manage the Dutch Japanese Trade Treaty application for you.  

Please refer to the FAQ list below for more information about the Dutch Japanese Trade Treaty application

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The costs for the procedure are €600, (exclusive of the VAT and IND fees)

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Frequently asked questions

Most frequent questions about Dutch Japanese Trade Treaty visa application

The IND has a legal decision term of three months. However from our experience and practice, the Dutch Japanese Trade Treaty procedure usually takes 1-2 months.  

The IND fees for the Dutch Japanese Trade Treaty application are €1416 .

The Dutch Japanese Trade Treaty residence permit has a validity of 2 years. 

Yes, it is possible. INLS manages the application for the spouse or partner of the entrepreneur as well. Please visit our partner of a Dutch residence permit holder page and family of a Dutch residence permit holder page.  

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The information contained in this site is for general guidance on matters of interest only. The application and impact of laws can vary widely based on the specific facts involved. Given the changing nature of laws, rules and regulations, and the inherent hazards of electronic communication, there may be delays, omissions or inaccuracies in information contained in this site. Accordingly, the information on this site is provided with the understanding that INLS is not liable for the above content. As such, it should not be used as a substitute for consultation with our professionals before making any decision or taking any action.

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