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Residence Permit in the Netherlands

The two types of residence permit for people looking to live in Netherlands are the;

  • Temporary residence permit; and the,
  • Permanent residence permit

If you plan to stay in Netherlands for 90days or less, you will require a short stay Schengen Visa and if you are looking to stay longer than 90days, then a residence permit is required.

Reiss Edwards Immigration Lawyers can assist you through the application process and help you understand the requirements. At the end of the process, you will receive a residence permit number and the right to stay in the Netherlands based on the type of residence permit you applied for.

Applying for a Dutch Residence Permit

A Dutch residence permit grants you permission to live in the Netherlands for a definite period of time. Again, if you plan to stay in the Netherlands for less than 90days and you are not a citizen of any of the EU countries, a residence permit or a short stay visa is required.

The following persons can make an application for a Dutch residence permit:

  1. A Foreign Investor
  2. A Spouse, Unmarried Partner or Family member
  3. A Self-Employed individual or an Employee
  4. An Entrepreneur on a startup visa
  5. A Highly Skilled migrant or Researcher
  6. A Graduate in an orientation year in Netherlands
  7. A Student
  8. A Working Holiday Programme or Exchange
  9. An Asylum Seeker or Refugees
  10. A Turkish National
  11. An Au Pair

Dutch Residence Permit Application Form and Process

To apply for Dutch a residence permit, you will have to first acquire an MVV visa. The MVV grants you entry to the Netherlands while waiting for your residence permit to be processed. It is also possible to apply for both the MVV and the Dutch residence permit through the Entry and Residence Procedure (TEV).

To apply for a resident permit, the requirements that you need includes;

  • Documents containing proof of stay. this could be a marriage certificate, employment contract, or an educational institution in the Netherlands.
  • Passport or identity document should be valid for the period of your stay.
  • You are required to undergo a tuberculosis test within 3 months of living in the Netherlands or your residence permit will be revoked.
  • There must be no intent to pose a threat to the country's peace and security.
  • You should have sufficient funds and documents like salary statements, pay slips or letter from a beneficiary company to show as evidence.
  • There should be a valid health insurance covering you for the duration of your stay in the Netherlands.

What is the Cost of Applying for a resident permit in the Netherlands?

The cost of applying for a resident permit may vary depending on the type of application. The table below lists out the application costs for a number of applications (excluding legal fees) based on the persons listed above:

A Foreign Investor

The first application, change in the purpose of stay and extension

‚¬ 2223

Holder status long-term resident EU in another EU member state

‚¬ 1112

Married and Unmarried Partner or Family member

The first application, chnage in the purpose of stay and extension

‚¬ 174

Extension permit for a child over 18 years old with (adoption/foster) parents

‚¬ 174

A Self-Employed Indvidual

First application or change in the purpose of the stay

‚¬ 1379

Change in the purpose of stay: self-employed person after startup

‚¬ 369

Holder status long-term resident EU in another EU member state

‚¬ 174

Extension

‚¬ 369

Employee (Intra cooperate transferees)

First application and change in the purpose of stay

‚¬ 290

Holder status long-term resident EU in another EU member state

‚¬ 174

Extension

‚¬ 290

An Entrepreneur on start-up visa

First application and change in the purpose of stay

‚¬ 333

Holder status long-term resident EU in another EU member state

‚¬ 174

Change in the purpose of stay:self-employed after start-up

‚¬ 369

A Highly Skilled Migrant

First application and change in the purpose of stay

‚¬ 290

Holder status long-term resident EU in another EU member state

‚¬ 174

Holder status long-term resident EU in another EU member state

‚¬ 290

Researcher

The first application, change in the purpose of stay and extension

‚¬ 174

Holder status long-term resident EU in another EU member state

‚¬ 174

A Student

First application or change in the purpose of stay

‚¬ 174

Holder status long-term resident EU in another EU member state

‚¬ 174

Extension

‚¬ 174

A Working Holiday Programme or Exchange

First application

‚¬ 58

Holder status long-term resident EU in another EU member state

‚¬ 174

An Asylum Seeker or Refugees

Temporary asylum residence permit

‚¬ 0

First application and extension

‚¬ 0

A Turkish National

Residence permit with MVV

‚¬ 68

Residence permit without MVV

‚¬ 58

Extension

‚¬ 58

An Au Pair

First application or change in the purpose of the stay

‚¬ 290

Association Agreement EG-Turkey residence permit with MVV

‚¬ 68

Association Agreement EG-Turkey residence permit without MVV

‚¬ 58

Holder status long-term resident EU in another EU member state

‚¬ 174

An IND Recognized Sponsor for Netherlands Residence Permit

A residence permit application process will normally take about 90 days for IND to process your application.

How long does it take for the IND to respond to my Application?

An in-depth assessment is made by the IND if a company can be a trusted partner for the immigration service. The moment a company is approved to become a recognized sponsor, then applications for highly skilled migrant visas and work permits can be filed.

Can I renew or extend my Dutch Residence Permit before it Expires?

Renewing your residence permit before it expires is very possible and it is always advisable to do so. Submitting after the expiring date may result in having your residence permit application refused. It is important to submit your residence permit application 3 months before it expires, that way your residence permit will be ready just in time.

Dutch Work Permit in the Netherlands

A Dutch work permit is required for any non-EU citizen who wants to work in Amsterdam or anywhere in the Netherlands, the request for a work permit is made by the employer and the application should be sent to the Dutch Immigration and Naturalization Department (IND). A work permit is only valid for the period of time an employer stays in the organization and becomes void if they no longer work at the organization.

People eligible to apply for a Dutch work permit are employees who meets up to the criterion of the work(visa) permit requirements. They could be scientific researchers, foreign employees, self-employed persons, or highly skilled immigrants.

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Moving to Netherlands from the UK

About 43,000 British Nationals resides in the Netherlands. Countries under EU/EEA/Swiss citizens have the right to reside, work and study in Netherlands without a work permit or a residence permit. As a British Citizen, you can gain entry into Netherlands with just a valid passport or travel ID and you do not need a work permit to work in Netherlands. You are entitled equal rights with Dutch citizens in terms of employment, working conditions and social tax benefits.

You will also be granted access to visit countries in the Schengen area or anywhere in the EU for 90 days without a visa. Cases where British citizens stay longer than 3 months, application for Verification against EU law and request for certificate of lawful residence can be filed. It is important to know that as a UK citizen, Brexit will not affect your right to live and work in Netherlands. There is a transition period after Brexit, during this period EU rules and regulation will remain in the UK until 31st December.

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