Netherlands Citizenship By Investment

The Netherlands is one of the latest EU countries to offer ambitious non-EU high net-worth entrepreneurs the opportunity of their citizenship and passport in return of a substantial investment. As one of the most beloved nations in Europe whose citizens are respected the world over, the vast majority of aspiring EU citizens would surely be honored to call themselves Dutch passport holders.

Netherlands Citizenship Benefits In Summary

  • Great Value At €200,000 Per Applicant
  • You Will Receive A Dutch Passport, Identity Card & Driver’s License Within 100 Working Days
  • You Will Additionally Receive A Dutch Naturalization Certificate And Enjoy All Benefits Of Dutch Citizenship For Life
  • You Will Receive A Dutch Tax Number
  • You Can Make Your Investment Purchase Anywhere In The Netherlands
  • Your Passport, ID Card & Driver’s License Is Renewable Every 10 Years At Any Dutch Embassy Or Any Immigration Office In Holland
  • As A Netherlands Passport Holder You Can Enjoy Visa Free Travel To 186 countries. As Of January 2020 The Dutch Passport Is Ranked 6th in World
  • Your EU Citizenship Will Lead To Easy Employment In Many Countries Including Visa Waiver Program To USA
  • Freedom Of Movement In All Schengen Countries And To United Kingdom Without Visa

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Citizenship Package Information

Application processing time  

100 days

Visa-free travel countries

184

Minimum Investment

€175,000

Receive Passport, Identity card, and Driver’s License

100 days

Receive Naturalization Certificate

Yes

Receive Tax Number

Yes

Receive Physical Address in City of your choice

Yes

Easy employment in many countries

Yes

Freedom of Movement in All Schengen Countries and to United Kingdom without visa

Yes

How To Become A Dutch Citizen

The Netherland Citizenship by Investment program gives ambitious foreign (non-EU) entrepreneurs  the pathway to become a Dutch citizen and enjoy all of the amazing, life changing benefits that would come with the status of EU passport holder.

When someone from a non-EU background suddenly becomes an EU citizen and passport holder,  the results are dramatic. That individual may have been successful in their own country and within the limited field they were able to trade in, but becoming an EU passport holder will multiply their business opportunities a thousand fold.

As the proud owner of Dutch citizenship and a Netherlands/EU passport, the applicant will automatically have the right to visit, live and work in all European Union countries, plus have visa free access to the UK and US. Just having access to Europe, the UK and US markets are a game changer for any aspiring billionaire businessperson.

Dutch CBI Program Requirements

The Netherlands Citizenship by Investor program is specifically aimed at ambitious non-EU entrepreneurs and investors who are desperate to take their business – and their lives – to the next level. In return, the Netherlands are keen to take on new investors who – via Dutch  citizenship – will continue to add to the Netherland’s economy.

Applicants for the Dutch Citizenship by Investment program are required to:

  • Have proven assets of at least €175,000
  • To be willing to make an investment in the Netherlands by way of a real estate purchase for the minimum of €175,000
  • To then go ahead and purchase either property or land to the value of at least €175,000 within the borders of Netherlands
  • To allow 100 working days for the Dutch citizenship process to run its course
  • To maintain purchased real estate or land for a period of five years minimum

About The Netherlands

The Netherlands is a European country located in the northeastern edge of the continent. It shares land borders with Germany and Belgium and has a coastline to the North Sea. The Netherlands is country of great tradition, significance and standing both historically and currently.

The capital of Holland is Amsterdam, and its second city is Rotterdam. The Hague is Holland’s third largest city, and the home of the International Court of Justice. The Netherlands is a Christian country, and while its population speak Dutch as a first language, 98% speak English also.  The Dutch are a tall race, in fact they are officially the tallest people in the world, with an average height of just over 6’ across both genders.

When Holland Ruled Europe

The Netherlands is a nation of great historical significance. Between the 1400s and 1700s, the Netherlands were a great power with an Empire that rivalled that of the Dutch , Spanish and British.

The Dutch were astute traders and excellent politicians, when William of Orange married Queen Mary of England in the 1600s, he was allowed to become King of England and in effect run the country, as those British around him who could easily have done away with him, realized he would do a better job than any English candidate!

To this day the Dutch are regarded as among the most highly intelligent of Europeans, hard workers, and excellent business people. Whenever Dutch expats choose to live and work abroad, especially with the EU, they invariably thrive, and before long are running a successful business and employing local citizens.

You May Already Look Dutch!

Along with neighbors Belgium, Holland opened its doors to migrants in the 1960s. Today the Netherlands has a population of 17 million,  and while 78% of that population are Dutch by birth, a significant number have Arab, Asian, African and Afro-Caribbean heritage. It is not unusual for a Dutch tourist to be black, or look Asian or Arabic.

Of course, this is great news for the potential Netherlands citizenship by investment applicant, who wished to blend right in and look Dutch when using their brand new Netherlands passport. The reality is an entrepreneur of African or Asian appearance using a Dutch passport would arouse less raised eyebrows than one using  Czech, Polish or Hungarian documentation.

Benefits Of Choosing The Dutch  Citizenship By Investment Program

Holland  is an excellent choice for second citizenship in Europe. The benefits of becoming a Dutch passport holder are many, here’s just some of them:

  • At €175,000, the Dutch  citizenship by investment program is excellent value
  • By becoming a Dutch passport holder an investor is gaining the citizenship of one of the most admired and respected nations in the world
  • As a Dutch citizen, applicants and their families will have complete freedom of movement throughout Europe’s Schengen Area
  • The Dutch passport is the joint-sixth most powerful in the world, with visa-free access to 186 countries. Those visa-free areas include the Americas (North, South, Central and the Caribbean) in its entirety, all of Western and parts of Eastern Europe, Southern Africa, parts of Asia, Southeast Asia and Australasia
  • EU Freedom – As a Dutch  citizen and EU passport holder, an investor has the freedom to live, work and indeed make their home in any European Union country without restrictions on time and with the same rights as a citizen born to that country

Key Advantages Of Owning Property, Residing & Working In Holland

  • Holland  has among the highest living standards and quality of life in all of Europe. It’s standards of education and healthcare are unrivalled
  • Despite its lack of size, Holland  remains a global business power, with one of the strongest, healthiest economies in Europe
  • Holland are globally respected as a nation, and that respect filters all the way down to how its citizens such as yourself are treated when they travel abroad with their Dutch  passport
  • Holland  is always looking to expand its economy, and it is currently one of Europe’s most attractive jurisdictions for holding companies
  • Holland  offers extremely attractive rates of corporate and private taxation, and Amsterdam is home to virtually all of the world’s major corporations, who have bases there, including Apple and Amazon
  • If you are looking to employ non-EU workers, Holland  has excellent residence conditions for non-EU citizens

 

What Exactly Is Citizenship by Investment?

While 99% of people visiting this website will be well versed in CBI, for somebody stumbling upon this article and scratching their head as to its meaning: Citizenship by Investment (CBI) is the increasingly common practice of a nation making its passport and citizenship available to a foreign investor in return for a financial investment, usually in the form of a real estate purchase – just as long as said investor is of sound character and can pass a thorough background check.

Historically, the birthplace of CBI is the Caribbean, with several island nations offering a combination of discreet banking and second citizenship. Wealthy business people and investors from the US, China, Eastern and Western Europe, Latin America etc flock to take advantage of the miniscule taxation and legendarily discreet banking provided by countries like St Kitts and Nevis, Dominica, Grenada and the Cayman Islands.

However,  the people who seek out CBI with a European Union country are a different kind of person and do so for completely different reasons. These are highly talented and wealthy young entrepreneurs from outside the EU, UK and US, looking to improve their freedom of movement and increase their business opportunities.

Usually they hail from the Middle East, Asia and Africa, are highly successful business people in their own countries, but who find their own citizenship and passport stifling and limiting.

These are individuals that are keen to be able to live and work throughout Europe and advance their business interests worldwide. An EU passport on average grants its holder access to 170 countries visa free, more than triple what the average passport from African, Asian and Middle Eastern countries provides.

Citizenship By Investment Programs

CountryInvestment
Austria Citizenship Program€250,000
Belgium Citizenship Program€200,000
Bulgaria Citizenship Program€65,000
Croatia Citizenship Program€175,000
Czech Republic Citizenship Program€200,000
France Citizenship Program€200,000
Hungary Citizenship Program€200,000
Italy Citizenship Program€190,000
Mexico Citizenship Program€120,000
Holland Citizenship Program€175,000
Poland Citizenship Program€175,000
Slovakia Citizenship Program€52,000
Slovenia Citizenship Program€50,000
Spain Citizenship Program€200,000
Turkey Citizenship Program€75,000

Citizenship Process

  • 1. Discuss with our immigration advisers

    Our advisers will evaluate your circumstances and work with you to select the most suitable citizenship option.

  • 2. Documentation Preparation

    A checklist will be provided and we will guide you through the required documents. Our advisers will be check all documents for compliance.

  • 3. Citizenship Application

    Your application for citizenship will be submitted along with supporting documents confirming your investment.

  • 4. Processing of application

    Each applicant is vetted by the government for a due diligence check.

  • 5. Citizenship approval

    Once the application has been processed and approved, you will be issued with a residence permit.

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