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:
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.
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).
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.
Do you live in the province of Limburg? You could schedule an appointment at the Expat Centre Maastricht Region.
You will not be charged for 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:
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.
A residence endorsement sticker is placed in your passport or other travel document.
The sticker has the following information: