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Appointment residence endorsement sticker

Please note! It is currently not possible to make an appointment. For the latest information on the coronavirus and IND services, please visit ind.nl/en/coronavirus.

​Can I apply for a residence endorsement sticker?

Please note!
You cannot apply for a residence endorsement sticker if you have submitted an application for replacement or renewal of your residence document.

You can apply for a sticker in the following situations:      

  • This is your first application for a residence permit.
    Did you apply for staying with a family member with a nationality of an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland or staying with your minor Dutch child, and you would like obtain a first residence endorsement sticker? To make an appointment please call +31 (0)88 043 0430.
  • You have applied for an extension of your residence permit. Your current residence permit has expired and you did not yet receive a new residence document.
  • You have applied for a different (change purpose of stay) residence permit. Your current residence permit has expired and you did not yet receive a new residence document.
  • You registered an objection or appeal and you are allowed to await the procedure in the Netherlands.
  • You applied for a provisional ruling and you are allowed to await the procedure in the Netherlands.
  • Your present residence endorsement sticker is about to expire. You did not yet receive a decision or a new residence document.
  • You are staying in the Netherlands within the context of EU intra-mobility. You want to make an appointment to receive a residence endorsement sticker or to invalidate the sticker you received earlier.

Please note! You (or your sponsor) can only make an appointment after you have submitted an application and you have received an acknowledgement of receipt (letter) from the IND.

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 current (expired) residence document, or
    The official report of loss or theft from the police (in case your residence permit has been lost or stolen).

Appearing in person

You must apply yourself for your residence endorsement sticker at the IND desk. Children under 18 years are required to attend together with a parent or legal representative when applying for their residence endorsement sticker.


Other important information


​You will not be charged for a residence endorsement sticker.

Travelling with a residence endorsement sticker

A residence permit or residence endorsement sticker is not a travel document. It does not allow for you to travel abroad or return to the Netherlands. In order to do so you also need:

  • a valid passport (or other travel document) and
  • a return visa (if you require a visa)

Period of validity of a residence endorsement sticker

The validity of the residence endorsement sticker depends on the individual situation, with a maximum of 6 months.

The validity of the sticker is always at least 1 month less than the expiry date of your passport.

What is printed on a residence endorsement sticker?

​A residence endorsement sticker is placed in your passport or other travel document.

The sticker has the following information:

  • Your V-number
  • Your passport number
  • The expiry date of the residence endorsement sticker
  • If you are permitted to work in the Netherlands (indication of work status)


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

​Cancel appointment

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