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Appointment biometrics (passport photo, fingerprints and signature)

​Why does the IND need my biometric information?

The IND needs your fingerprints, signature and your passport photo for your residence document. This biometric information will be taken at the IND Desk. Your passport photo will also be taken there.

Are you an EU/EEA or Swiss citizen? Fingerprints will not be taken. The IND Desk will only take your passport photo and you will give your signature. You can instead choose to send in a passport photo and your signature using the Appendix photo card.

When can I provide my biometric information?

Did you (or your sponsor) receive a letter (acknowledgement of receipt) from the IND?  Please make an appointment online within 2 weeks to provide your biometric information.

From 1 March 2014, if you (e.g. in the context of a previous application) already provided biometric information, you do not need to do this again.
When do you have to provide biometrics again? When you have reached the age of 6, 12 or 18 between 1 March 2014 and now or you will turn 6, 12 or 18 years old while awaiting a decision on the application.

What do I need to bring to my appointment?

  • Your valid passport (or other travel document).
  • Your appointment code. You will receive this in an email confirmation when you make an appointment online.
  • Your (expired) residence document. Or the official report of loss or theft from the police (if your residence permit has been stolen).

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Costs

​You will not be charged for providing biometric information.

Children

What does the IND need?

Children under 6 years old:

  • A passport photo. This will be taken at the IND Desk.
    You can instead choose to send your child's passport photo using the Appendix passport photo form.

Children from 6 to 11 years old:

  • A passport photo. This will be taken at the IND Desk.
  • Fingerprints. These will be taken at the IND Desk.

Children from 12 to 17 years old:

  • A passport photo. This will be taken at the IND Desk.
  • Fingerprints. These will be taken at the IND Desk.
  • Signature. Your child has to give a signature at the IND Desk.

Please schedule the appointment after your child’s birthday if your child turns 6, 12 or 18 while awaiting a decision on the application.

May children attend alone?

Providing biometric information abroad

  • Did your sponsor submit an mvv application for you in the Netherlands? Following a positive decision, you can collect the mvv from the Dutch representation abroad . Please bring 1 new passport photo with you. You will also be required to give your signature and fingerprints.

  • Did you submit an application to the Dutch representation abroad? Upon submitting the mvv application, please take 1 new colour passport photo with you. You also give your signature and fingerprints.

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​The IND has several locations in the Netherlands. Please check contact to find directions to the IND desks.

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​Are you unable to attend?
Cancel your appointment using the link in the email confirming your appointment.