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OrangeVisas (Netherlands)

Address: Weteringschans 161L, 1017 SE Amsterdam, Netherlands

Mobile : +31 6 2324 5967

Email: dutchgoldenvisa@orangevisas.nl

OrangeVisas (Singapore)

Address: : Fraser Suites, 491A River Valley Rd

Mobile : +31 6 2324 5967

Email: dutchgoldenvisa@orangevisas.nl

OrangeVisas (Colombia)

Address: : Cra 40, 74-74, Medellin

Mobile : +31 6 2324 5967

Email: dutchgoldenvisa@orangevisas.nl

About Orange Visas

Orange Visas is the first and only agency that acts a middleman to obtain a residence permit in the Netherlands. 

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The process in detail


You will get a 40 minutes, free, introduction call (phone or video) with one of our partners of the firm. In this call we asses the possibility to get the visa on a high level and we go over any questions you might have. 

Let's Meet
3-4 Days


Choose in which VC you want to invest

Hotel platform Booking.com, payment provider Adyen, beauty platform Treatwell, food delivery TakeAway; just to name a few unicorns that are unicorns in the Netherlands; and that once received an investment from private individuals and VC funds. 


The requirement for getting a residence permit for the Netherlands is quite straight forwards: you need to invest €1.25 million into a Dutch Venture Capital firm (VC) or into a Dutch start-up. 

Orange Visas provides both options. We advice you to invest in a VC, because that spreads your risk: a VC will invest in multiple startups at the same time. Because of our previous careers in the Dutch startup ecosystem, we have connections with all Dutch VCs and most Dutch startups. 


Note: not every VC and every startup is always looking for money: these organisations are not always in fund raising mode. When you reach out to us, we will reach out to the VCs/start-ups to ask around who is currently open for your €1.25 million. 

Time requirement from your side:

  • 5 minutes - 5 hours: we can suggest you a Venture Capital fund (5 minutes) or you can study the funds yourself (5 hours) and let us know in which one you like to invest. 


Background: If you want to explore the scene:

A list of Dutch VCs can be found here.

2-3 Days


Let's get the paperwork done!

A document of 21 pages needs to be filled out. Don't worry: we will do this for you. We will send you a short questionnaire, and with that information, we can fill out most of this document. What is left for you, is your signature. 

The good news: it remains to this 21-page document. It is bureaucracy but in an efficient form, like you will encounter more in the Netherlands. 


Time requirement from your side:

  • 60 minutes: We will deal with the paper work; we will ask you to answer some necessary questions about your job, your family, the source of your money, etc. and we will fill out the papers. You only need to put a signature at the end. 


Background: if you want more information, this can be found here: 

30-60 Days
Processing Time


Signing the investment contract 

When a VC fund/start-up is chosen by you, we will contact the organisation to ask how many shares you will get for your €1.25M investment. 

The investment will only need to be transferred once the application is approved by the Dutch government, so there's no risk here. 

In the investment papers we will insert a condition: "you only transfer the €1.25 million, IF the Immigration Services grants you the Dutch residence permit". 

Thus, no money needs to be paid now, you only sign the investment documents in which you declare to send the money. 


Time requirement from your side:

  • 30 minutes: We will make contact with the VC/startup and deal with the paper work; you only need to put a signature at the end. 

10 Days
Processing Time
90 Days
Processing Time


Pick up your residence permit at the Dutch embassy in your country. 

Registration at the town hall when the Immigration Service accepts your application, you can pick up a Provisory Residence Permit ("MVV") within 3 months at the Dutch embassy of consulate in your country. 


The residence permit is valid for you, your married partner, and your underage children. 


After arriving in the Netherlands, you have to pick up your Dutch Residence Permit at the Immigration Service. We will make an appointment for you at the Immigration Service, you only need to show up and show the documents. 

Now you have access to all facilities like you are a Dutchman or Dutchwoman: you can make use of the health care, the education, the travel visa exemptions, etc. 


Time requirement from your side:

  • 15 minutes: pick up the residence permit at the Dutch embassy/consulate in your country. 

  • Registration at the town hall

  • Registration at the General Practitioner (doctor). 

  • Tuberculosis test (tuberculose onderzoek) 

More information on the whole proces can be found on the website of the Immigration Service. 


You will receive a "Welcome letter" from the Immigration Services to welcome you to the Netherlands, under the condition that you make the investment

In the Netherlands you can pick up your Residence Permit, when you show that you have transferred the €1.25 million to the VC/startup. 

Time requirement from your side:

  • 5 minutes: transferring the money to the VC/startup

  • Several days: travelling to the Netherlands to pick up your Residence Permit. 

Receive your "welcome letter", transfer the money, and receive your residence permit
Enjoy being a Dutch person!

2 year's extension:

You will receive a residence permit that is valid for 3 years; after 3 years it can be extended with 2 years if have done the following:

  • You rent/ own residence accommodation in the Netherlands.  

  • You have Dutch health insurance. 

  • You paid your taxes. 

  • You did not involve in criminal activities. 

  • More information, you can find on the website of the Immigration Service. 

Permanent: after 5 years you get the option:

  1. Permanent Residence Permit

    • When your change your residence permit into a permanent residence permit, you have all the privileges that a Dutch person also enjoys, except for that you cannot vote (but, you can vote in municipal elections).

  2. ​​Passport
    • You can also apply for an official Dutch passport. This is the same as a permanent residence permit, with the extra privilege that you can also vote. 

    • How to get the Dutch passport? 

      • You need to pass a Dutch language test on A2 level (speaking, writing, listening, reading) 

      • You need to pass the exam on "Knowledge of Dutch society"  

      • The only difference is that the passport comes with the voting right, and the permanent residence permit not; all other privileges are the same. 

More information, you can find on the website of the Immigration Service. 

Everything has a price

Application process:

  • Investment: €1.25 Million:

    • note that this is an investment, not an expenditure: depending on your investment, in the startup industry,  your investment can double in a few years. 

    • The investment of EUR 1. 25 Million (± USD 1. 4 Million) only needs to be paid, after your visa application is successful. 

  • OrangeVisas fee: EUR 25.000 (± USD 28.000)

    • this fee only needs to be paid, after your visa application is successful.

  • Dutch Immigration Services IND: EUR 2.173 (± USD 2.400) 

    • this fee needs to be paid always, regardless of a successful visa application. 

  • Lawyer:

    • not needed. ​

  • Fiscal advisor:​

    • you may want to check what are the implicants for your financial situation. 

    • a Dutch fiscal advisor specialized in this field will costs ± EUR 273 an hour, depending on your situation, an advisor will bill 3-6 hours. 

Renewal after 3 years: 

  • Administration fee for the government: EUR 171

  • OrangeVisas fee: EUR 750

Application for permanent residence visa after 5 years (2 years after the renewal): 

  • Administration fee for the government: EUR 171

  • OrangeVisas fee: EUR 750

Further costs of living in the Netherlands: 

  • Obtaining a post & residence address:

    • Renting accommodation​: 

      • prices range from a room on the country side (€350 per month) to a luxury canal house in Amsterdam (€9,000 per month). 

      • We recommend the website www.pararius.nl. 

    • Buying accommodation:​

      • prices range from a 2 room apartment on the country side (€100,000) to a full canal house in Amsterdam (€4,000,000). 

      • We recommend the website www.funda.nl.

  • ​Municipality tax:​

    • when you live in the Netherlands, you will pay taxes ​to the municipality; these taxes are not related to income. 

    • The taxes are for the garbage pick-up service, water service, road service and the sewer. 

    • The exact amount depends in which municipality you live, it is around EUR 500 a year. 

  • Insurance:​

    • every citizen in the Netherlands must have a health insurance.

    • A healthy insurance costs ± EUR 120-350 a month, depending on how much service you want to include in your package.