Hello, Marty, sorry for the slow reaction — I missed your comment. The DAFT allows you to fully develop your own business. Buy a business and run that falls under the jurisdiction! I do not have the experience of bringing family members into the country with permission, but after some research, it seems that one of you has a residence permit and that you can bring your family. However, it appears that children under the age of 18 must be old. The rules and application for the family are described here by the IND: ind.nl/EN/Documents/3085.pdf also found this third-party site which confirms that you would be able to bring family. www.everaert.nl/en/desks/america/269-starting-a-business-in-the-netherlands-dutch-american-friendship-treaty-daft-amerika-desk I suggest you call the IND and explain your situation – they would be able to tell you what the rules are! I still have a question about qualifying for a freelancer visa under the DAFT agreement. Would I have problems that could be related to a DAFT visa if I worked remotely for a U.S. company during my stay in the Netherlands? I suppose this company should have some kind of connection with Dutch or Dutch customers? The Treaty of Friendship of the Netherlands (DAFT) was an agreement reached on 27 March 1956 between the United States and the Netherlands. The contract allows American entrepreneurs and freelancers to acquire a Dutch residence for the purpose of “starting a business”. This Dutch visa allows US citizens to move easily to the Netherlands. You can start a stationary business with the sale of a product or service, or you can sell yourself as a service, as I do now (freelancing). The German-American Friendship Treaty (also known as DAFT or the Treaty on American Residence) is an agreement signed between the United States and the Netherlands on March 27, 1956 in The Hague.

[1] The treaty is a contract of friendship, trade and navigation with protocols. The contract allows U.S. entrepreneurs to acquire a Dutch residence to start a business. The contract also allows Dutch traders and investors to enter the United States and do business in the United States. [2] [3] [4] The Dutch-American Friendship Treaty, also known as the Dutch American Residency Treaty, is an agreement between the United States and the Netherlands on friendship, trade and navigation, as well as a protocol and exchange of notes in this context.