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Are you an American moving to The Netherlands?

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INTRODUCING DAFT

For a U.S. citizen who wishes to obtain a residency permit in The Netherlands, the two most common immigration procedures is to apply for a family reunification visa or for a permit as a Highly Skilled Migrant Worker. But if these options do not accommodate your immigration situation, a third option is available under DAFT, the Dutch American Friendship Treaty.

The DAFT was created to support American companies, entrepreneurs, consultants and freelancers in creating business opportunities in The Netherlands. Successful applicants receive a residency permit that allows one to work on a self-employed basis or to represent an American company with business interests in The Netherlands. There is no requirement for the applicant to create added value to the Dutch economy.

DAFT CORE IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS

Under the DAFT program, one’s first residency permit will be issued for a two-year period. The permit is extendable as long as the minimum capital investment of 4,500 Euros is maintained. The business does not necessarily have to be profitable. For this reason, DAFT is a highly beneficial immigration option for U.S. citizens who wish to establish a new business in The Netherlands or for U.S. nationals who do not qualify for a residency permit under other Dutch immigration programs. And because of the flexibility of this treaty, family members are easily able to obtain residency permits, even when the family members are not U.S. citizens.

Adam & Wolf Immigration Law Firm will help navigate you through the DAFT immigration laws and procedures. We will provide you with the necessary assistance and guidance to reach your unique personal and business goals.

CONTACT

Amsterdam | The Hague

+31 (0) 20 215 10 18

NEWS

A COMPLIMENTARY CONVERSATION

One-Hour Consultation

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

Our legal services

At Adam & Wolf, we pride ourselves on providing excellent service, backed collectively by thirty years of immigration experience. We have a deep understanding of Dutch immigration laws and procedures. We know what the decision makers expect and demand. To begin your legal process, our immigration attorneys take the time to fully understand the goals for both your work and family life in The Netherlands, and create strategies for meeting each goal quickly and effectively.

As your advocates, we carefully guide you through the complex legal immigration process, continually informing you about your case and answering your questions.

YOU CAN COUNT ON ADAM & WOLF TO SUCCESSFULLY HANDLE ALL OF YOUR IMMIGRATION NEEDS.

At Adam & Wolf, we pride ourselves on providing excellent service, backed collectively by thirty years of immigration experience. We have a deep understanding of Dutch immigration laws and procedures. We know what the decision makers expect and demand.

To begin your legal process, our immigration attorneys take the time to fully understand the goals for both your work and family life in The Netherlands, and create strategies for meeting each goal quickly and effectively. As your advocates, we carefully guide you through the complex legal immigration process, continually informing you about your case and answering your questions.

OUR FEES


After we determine your specific objectives, we will define the legal steps required to accomplish the results you desire. For most of our immigration services we charge a flat fee.

We will inform you of the fees that you can expect to pay. We believe that it is important to be in full agreement about the legal services we provide and the fees charged in advance. If you require additional legal services, outside of those defined in the initial agreement, we will discuss the fees before we move forward.

WE WILL ASSIST YOU IN ORGANIZING ALL OF YOUR IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS


Immigration Application Package
We will establish the immigration solution that best accomodates you and your family’s needs.

Apostle Legalization
We will assist you in applying for your birth and marriage certificates from the U.S.

BSN Registration
We will guide you in registering with your local municipality to obtain a BSN, a tax identification number. This number is required to open a Dutch personal or business bank account.

KVK Registration
We will direct you with the registration of your new business with the KVK, the Dutch Chamber of Commerce.

Dutch Business Bank Account
We will suggest a list of banks for you to set up your Dutch personal and business bank accounts.

Business Plan
We will supervise you with the requirements and preparation of your business plan.

Financial Expertise
We wil introduce you to affordable financial administrators and accountants to:

  • define the financial projections for your business plan
  • create your opening balance sheet
  • advise you about tax requirements and accounting practices in The Netherlands.

WE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION TO HELP YOU ESTABLISH AND SECURE YOUR NEW HOME IN THE NETHERLANDS


  • Real Estate Agents
  • Insurance Brokers
  • Family Health Professionals
  • Utilitity Providers
  • Schools & Universities
  • Dutch Government Institutions
  • American Embassy

WE WELCOME AND CELEBRATE OUR TALENTED AMERICAN CLIENTS TO HOLLAND

Our American clients, who have established their new lives through the DAFT, come from all walks of life providing numerous valuable skills and experience to the Dutch work force.