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Biometrics appointment after Brexit

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.

Have you already submitted an application for a residence document? Or have you received a letter inviting you to exchange your old residence document for a new one? Then  you can you make an appointment online to have your biometrics taken, not before.

Why do you need to have your biometrics taken?

The IND needs your passport photo, signature and your fingerprints to prepare your residence document and to confirm your identity. This biometric data may not more than 6 months old. Your biometrics will be taken at an IND desk or expat centre of your choice. You need to make an appointment online.

When can you make an appointment?

When the IND receives your application for a residence document, the IND will send you a letter (acknowledgment of receipt). This letter will inform you that you need to have your biometric data taken. Please, make an online appointment as soon as possible. Without your biometrics the IND cannot prepare you residence document.

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.

Costs

There is no fee for having your biometrics taken.

Other important information

Costs

​You will not be charged for providing biometric information.

Children

What does the IND need for children?

Children under 6 years old:

  • A passport photo. This will be taken at the IND Desk. Is your child younger than 1 year? Then you have to have a passport photo taken by a photographer and send it yourself with the Appendix passport photo form.

Children from 6 to 11 years old:

  • A passport photo. This will be taken at the IND Desk.
  • Fingerprints. These will be taken at the IND Desk.

Children from 12 to 17 years old:

  • A passport photo. This will be taken at the IND Desk.
  • Fingerprints. These will be taken at the IND Desk.
  • Signature. Your child needs to provide a signature at the IND Desk.

Can children attend unaccompanied?

​Directions

The IND has several locations in the Netherlands. For directions to the IND desks and expat centre, please visit our contact page.