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Make appointment for biometrics after Brexit

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.

Make IND biometrics appointment online for after Brexit

Use the appointment button to make a biometrics appointment.

Make appointment

N.B. As a result of the coronavirus is it is very busy at our IND desks at the moment. What if no appointments are available? Please regularly check if new appointment slots come available at your preferred location. We are constantly adding new slots for appointments in the near future.

Watch our film "What are biometrics and how are they taken?"

This film is recorded in Dutch. English and Dutch subtitles (closed captions) are available. Check the film settings in the on screen wheel.

Film summary 

The film lasts 1 minute and 47 seconds and shows an IND desk. IND employee Djino Cabenda helps a woman to have her biometrics taken. Taking  biometrics means taking and saving fingerprints and a passport photo, and taking a signature. This is necessary to determine who the customer is (identity) and to order a residence document (card). Biometrics are taken digitally with the help of devices in a biometrics unit. The unit has a photo camera, fingertip scanner and a screen for taking a signature. Customers with long hair need to put their hair behind their ears. Headscarves should be in a plain colour without a pattern. Children under the age of 1 do need to go to an IND desk. In that case, first download a photo card from our website. Then complete the card and send it to the IND. The IND is also taking measures against the coronavirus at our desks. There is plexiglass between our staff and our clients. There is disinfectant hand gel and the biometrics unit is cleaned with alcohol wipes. You will receive a letter when your residence document is ready.


IND locations for biometrics after Brexit

  • IND desk, Almere

      • Address: Willem Dreesweg 24, 1314 CN 
      • Open: Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 16.00
  • IND desk, Amsterdam

      • Address: Johan Huizingalaan 757, 1066 VH (temporary extra location for UK natonals and their family members only)
      • Open:
        o Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 16.00, and from 16.30 to 20.00
        o Saturday from 9.00 to 16.45
  • Expat centres:

      • Address: 9 cities throughout the Netherlands. (You can find the addresses under IND desks and locations on our contact page.)
      • Open: Monday to Friday during the day at different times on different days.

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.

Biometrics and the coronavirus

  • Read the information under 'IND desks, expat centres and residence documents' on our web page about the  coronavirus measures.
  • Would you like to make an appointment, but have you just returned from a country or region that has an orange or red travel advice? Follow the advice about quarantine at home on arrival in the Netherlands on the Dutch government's website (opens in new window).

Which biometric data we need and why

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.

Biometrics for children  under one year old: no appointment needed

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.

What do you need to bring to your appointment?

  • Your valid passport.
  • Your appointment code. This is in the email confirmation you receive when you make an appointment online.
  • Your (expired) residence document if you have one. If you have lost your document or it has been stolen, you will need to provide the the police report after reporting a loss or theft.


Having your biometrics taken is free of charge.

Call our Brexit line if you have any questions (Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00)Main Brexit web page


The IND has various locations in the Netherlands. You can find directions to the IND desks, offices and expat centres under contact.

​Cancelling appointment

Cannot come to your appointment? Please cancel it by using the link in the e-mail you received confirming your appointment.