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  • David VanAssche

A Simplified Guide to Applying for the DAFT Visa in The Netherlands

Navigating the DAFT visa application process can be complex. Our step-by-step guide simplifies the procedure, ensuring you understand every essential aspect of applying for the Dutch American Friendship Treaty (DAFT) visa in The Netherlands.

Step-by-Step Process:

  1. Eligibility Check: Ensure you meet all the requirements for the DAFT visa. Familiarize yourself with practical tips and guidelines for a successful application.

  2. Business Preparation: Choose the type of business you plan to start. Remember, the DAFT visa also allows for the 30% tax ruling benefit!

  3. Visa Application Filing: We assist in filing your DAFT visa application and scheduling your Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) appointment.

  4. IND Appointment: Attend your IND appointment to obtain your residence endorsement sticker and complete biometric data submission.

  5. BSN Registration: Secure an appointment with your local Dutch Municipality to obtain your Burgerservicenummer (BSN) number.

  6. Company Registration and Banking: Register your company and set up a corresponding bank account.

  7. Initial Deposit: Deposit €4,500 into your company bank account and obtain an opening balance statement from an accountant.

  8. Finalization and Approval: With a complete file, expect your DAFT visa approval within 2-3 months.

Completing your DAFT visa application marks the beginning of your entrepreneurial journey in The Netherlands.

Our Comprehensive Service Package: Among many other services for American Expats moving to, living in, or moving away from The Netherlands, we offer an all-inclusive DAFT, BV (private limited company), and 30% ruling package, guiding you from start to finish. This includes handling your DAFT application, BV incorporation, 30% ruling process, and managing all timelines. For detailed assistance and information, setup an initial call:

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