The IND has asked you to make a biometrics appointment online. You are British or the family member of a UK national living in the Netherlands. And you come under the provisions of the Withdrawal Agreement. Having your biometrics taken means providing your signature, and having a photo and your fingerprints taken. This takes place at anIND desk or at an expat centre. Make a biometrics appointment online via this page for after Brexit.
N.B. Not British or the family member of a UK national? Then you can make a biometrics appointment online on our
general biometrics web page.
Use the appointment button to make a biometrics appointment.
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N.B. The IND desk in Utrecht Terwijde was open until 31 December 2020. From 1 January 2021, this IND desk is no longer available.
The IND needs your fingerprints, photo and signature to prepare your (residence) document. And also to determine your identity. It is possible that we still have your biometric data in our system. Then we will check your data to see if they are still usable. If so, we will reuse your biometric data. Then you do not have to visit an IND desk. This is the case even if you received a letter which says that you need to make an appointment. We will contact you by phone or e-mail if your appointment cannot go ahead.
If the IND does not have good biometric details for you anymore, then you need to provide a new photo and signature. These biometric details will be taken at an IND desk. When you visit the desk, we will also check if you need to provide fingerprints.
Have you submitted an application for a child under one year old? Then you can have your child's passport photo taken by a photographer. Send it to the IND with the Appendix photo card. You do not need to make an appointment for your child at one of the IND desks (Almere or Amsterdam) or at an expat centre. Due to corona measures most shops are closed. Photographers are an exception. But you can only visit a photographer's shop by appointment.
Having your biometrics taken is free of charge.
The IND has various locations in the Netherlands. You can find directions to the IND desks, offices and expat centres under contact.
Cannot come to your appointment? Please cancel it by using the link in the e-mail you received confirming your appointment.