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