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.
Please note! Providing your biometrics at an IND Desk does not mean that you are automatically submitting an applying for a residence permit.
Are you over 18 and did you already provide biometrics before (e.g. in the context of a previous application)? Normally, the IND does not need new biometrics.
Are you a familymember of an EU / EEA or Swiss citizen and do you not have the nationality of an EU / EEA country or Switzerland? Then the IND needs new fingerprints with every application.
Is your child younger than 1 year? Then you have to have your child take a passport photo with a photographer and send it yourself by using the Appendix photo card.
Is your child between 1 and 18 years old at the time of the application? Then your child must have a passport photo taken (again) at an IND desk.
Has your child become 6, 12 or 18 years old since the previous application? Then a passport photo and fingerprints are taken (again) at an IND counter.
Are you an EU/EEA or Swiss citizen and are you applying for a residence document for permanent residence for EU citizens (Duurzaam verblijf)? Then the IND only needs a passport photo and signature. You can send both of these yourself by using the Appendix photo card.
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.
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.
Your valid passport (or other travel document).
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.
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 lost or stolen).
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:
Does your sponsor submit an application for a Regular Provisional Residence Permit (mvv) for you in the Netherlands? Or do you submit an application for an mvv to the Dutch representation abroad? Then your biometrics will be taken at the Dutch representation abroad.