The following nationalities and categories are exempted from the MVV (immigration visa/provisional resident permit) requirement. 1.) You are a citizen of one of the following countries: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, Monaco, Vatican City, United States of America, South Korea, an EU/EEA member-state or Switzerland. 2.) You are going to live in the Netherlands with a family member of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland. You yourself have a nationality for which an MVV would be mandatory. You can apply for a verification against EU law. 3.) You have a valid resident permit in the Netherlands. 4.) You had a valid resident permit in the Netherlands. You now no longer have it. You submit a new application for residence within two years after your previous residence permit has expired. You have lived in the Netherlands for the whole time during that period of two years. 5.) You have a valid residence permit for another Schengen country. You have a recognized sponsor in the Netherlands and you meet all conditions. In this case, your family members also do not need to apply for an MVV. Your family members should have a residence permit to stay with you in that other Schengen country. 6.) You have a resident permit as a long-term resident EC issued by an EU member-state. In this case, your spouse and/or minor child also need not apply for an mvv. You must, however, already have lived together with them in the other EU country. 7.) You have had, for at least 18 months, a valid European blue card in another participating EU/EEA country. You are applying for a resident permit in the Netherlands as holder of a European blue card. In this case, your family members also need not apply for an MVV. 8.) You were born in the Netherlands and live with your parent(s). At the time you apply for a residence permit, you are 12 or younger. Your parent(s) live in the Netherlands with a valid resident permit. 9.) You are applying for a resident permit for a start-up. 10.) You are transferred to a branch of a company in the Netherlands within the framework of (long term) intra EU-mobility. Being a Chinese national, as a holder of a permanent resident permit in Canada, you do not fall under any of these exemption grounds.
Who does not need to apply for a provisional residency permit before participating in the foreign investor program in the Netherlands?
I learned that as the first step in the CBI program in the Netherlands, an applicant needs to apply for a provisional residency permit. However, I know that investors from certain western countries, including the U.S. and Canada, are exempt from this. I am a Chinese citizen with permanent residency in Canada. Will I be exempt from needing a provisional residency permit? I have been living in Canada for more than two decades.