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After the initial resident permit expires, how can I keep compliant with the requirements of the Netherlands’ RBI program?

I would like to make an investment in a Dutch company and obtain a resident permit. I understand that the initial permit is only valid for three years. When it expires, do I need to prove the retainment of my investment in order to apply for an extension? My ultimate goal is to apply for citizenship.

  • Delissen Martens
    April 02, 2020

    The RBI permit for the Netherlands is initially valid for 3 years Extension of the permit would not be allowed in case: The minimum investment has been withdrawn; the Netherlands Enterprise Agency does not or no longer deem the investment to be of added value for the Dutch economy; the holder of the permit has been involved transactions deemed as 'suspicious' by the Financial Intelligence Unit-Netherlands. If none of these situations apply, the permit can be extended. After the fifth year of residence, the Dutch nationality can be applied for. An additional requirement is that the applicant has passed the Dutch integration exam.