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Appointment residence endorsement sticker

Can I apply for a residence endorsement sticker?

You can apply for a sticker in the following situations:

  • 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! In the following situations you cannot schedule an appointment online, but you have to contact the IND by phone instead:

  • You submitted an application to stay with your EU family member (verification against EU law). You have not yet received a decision on your application. The letter from the IND stating that you are allowed to live (and work) in the Netherlands is no longer valid. In the letter you can find the date until which it is valid. Or an employer or government organisation does not accept that letter as proof of lawful stay. You can request a residence endorsement sticker by phone.
  • You submitted an application to stay with your minor Dutch child. You can request a letter as proof of lawful stay by phone.

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.

Make appointment at IND desk

Use the Online appointment button to make an appointment.

Online appointment


Other important information

Costs

​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)

​Directions

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.