High net worth individuals: admission rules broadened!
The admission policy rules for high net worth individuals are broadened as of 1 June 2014. Until that date high net worth individuals had to invest directly into a Dutch company. Now it also becomes possible for high net worth individuals to make their investment in the Netherlands indirectly through a participation fund, a seed fund, or a consortium of investors. The condition that the investment made by the high net worth individual must have an added value to the Dutch economy remains in force. If the investment is made in a seed fund or in a participation fund, the added value for the Dutch economy is however taken for granted. In that case, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) will not checks whether the investment is of added value to the Netherlands.
Another broadening of the policy rules is that high net worth indivuduals can reside for up to 8 months outside the Netherlands without endangering the residence permit to be withdrawn. This used to be six months.