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.
Do you fall under one of the following categories? Then the IND does not need any fingerprints:
Did you (or your sponsor) receive a letter (acknowledgement of receipt) from the IND in which it says for you to provide biometrics? Please make an appointment online within 2 weeks after receiving the letter.
Did you already provid biometrics between 1 March 2014 and today (e.g. in the context of a previous application)? Normally, the IND does not need new biometric information. In the following situations, you do have to provide new biometrics:
- You reached the age of 6, 12 or 18 between 1 March 2014 and today, or
- You reached the age of 6, 12 or 18 years while awaiting a decision on an application.
You can choose at which IND Desk you would like to provide your biometrics.
For example: if you live in Rotterdam but the IND Desk The Hague has an earlier time slot available to provide biometrics, then you are free to schedule an appointment at the IND Desk in The Hague.
Are you providing biometrics for a child born in the Netherlands? Please bring one of the following:
- Your (the parents) valid passport or residence document, and
- The valid passport or (copy of) birth certificate/proof of registration at the municipality (BRP) of the child.
You will not be charged for providing biometric information.
Children under 6 years old:
Children from 6 to 11 years old:
Children from 12 to 17 years old:
Is your child waiting for a decision on an application? Please schedule the appointment for a date after the day your child turns 6, 12 or 18 years old.
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.