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Startup Visa

Expanding your business in The Netherlands with a Startup Visa

Are you a security start-up looking to expand to The Netherlands?

As an official facilitator, the HSD Campus can help you obtain a 1-year startup visa, which enables you to develop your innovative business in the Greater Rotterdam – The Hague area within the Netherlands. Furthermore, we can introduce you to our unique security network to help your business grow.

What is a Startup Visa?

Startup visas are issued by the Dutch government to foreign startup entrepreneurs who wish to grow and develop their business in the Netherlands. This lowers the threshold to stay in the country and stimulates innovation. In order to obtain a visa and residence permit, startups are required to sign a facilitators agreement with an established facilitator in The Netherlands. HSD Campus is the newest facilitator in The Hague – Rotterdam region specially focused on the security industry.

Startup Visa requirements

  • Have an innovative product or service relevant
    to the Netherlands.
  • Have a detailed plan to turn the idea into a
  • Register the company with the Dutch Chamber
    of Commerce.
  • Have sufficient financial resources to live in the
  • Be facilitated by a reliable facilitator, such as
    the HSD Campus.

What is in it for you?

  • A 1-year startup visa to reside in the
  • A monthly check-in meeting with a
    representative from InnovationQuarter,
    HSD Campus or TIN Capital.
  • Become a part of the HSD Campus
    and the security community.
  • Become an HSD partner.
  • Participate in InnovationQuarter's
    Market Readiness Program, fostering
    your consistent growth.

What it means to be part of the community

  • A broad network

    A broad network

    Meet like-minded entrepreneurs, government representatives, students and professionals in the Dutch security cluster.

  • A broad network


    Join programmes and activities organised by the Dutch Security Cluster to provide access to knowledge, innovation, market, talent, and capital.

  • A broad network

    Community & knowledge events

    Be part of many events organised at the HSD Campus, such as HSD Cafes, HSD Lunch & Talk sessions, networking opportunities, and knowledge sessions.

  • A broad network

    Central location

    The HSD Campus is situated near the A12 highway, train station Den Haag Laan van NOI, and has a direct connection to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (26 minutes).

  • A broad network

    Office space

    (Flex) Office Space and HSD Campus facilities: located in the city of The Hague.


  • Visa application costs
  • A monthly fee for access to the HSD Campus and check-ins.
  • Yearly fee for network partnership with Security
    Delta (HSD).
  • Common costs for setting up a business in The Netherlands (notary, accountant etc.).

Dutch Security Cluster

Security Delta (HSD) is the Dutch security cluster. It is a network of 275+ businesses, governments and knowledge institutions that work together on innovative security solutions, and knowledge development to make our digitising world more secure. The cluster facilitates access to knowledge, innovation, market, capital, and talent, serving as an accelerator of the Dutch security ecosystem. The core of the security cluster is the HSD Campus in The Hague, with living labs, training facilities, flexible office spaces, and meeting rooms.

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Interested in a Startup Visa and joining the HSD Community?
Please contact Nabile Benali at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Wilhelmina van Pruisenweg 104
2595 AN The Hague
The Netherlands

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