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.
N.B. From the beginning of February 2021 you can visit all IND desks for having your biometrics taken. 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.
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 desks for biometrics after Brexit
- Address: in a number of cities in the Netherlands (You can find the addresses and opening hours under IND desks and locations on our
contact page. Look above the map under the tab Desks)
- Open: Monday to Friday in the morning and afternoon
- 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 desk in Amsterdam on the Johan Huizingalaan 757 was open until 31 January 2021. From 1 February 2021, this IND desk is no longer available.
- Expat centres: from 8 May 2021 you and other UK nationals no longer can visit an expat centre for taking your biometrics. You can visit an IND location.
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).
Situations in which you need (not) to make a biometrics appointment
- Is this the first time that you are applying for a Dutch residence document? You will need to visit an IND desk to give your biometric data. Please make an appointment as soon as possible.
- Did you have a Dutch residence document before? You will need to visit an IND desk to give your biometric data as well. Because you are no longer a (family member of a) EU citizen from 1 January 2021 other rules apply. Please make an appointment as soon as possible.
- Did you submit an application for a child younger than 1 year old? The IND just needs a passport photo of your child. The photo must meet all Dutch passport photo requirements. In order to do so, have it taken by a recognised photographer. Send the photo, along with the Appendix Passport photo form (7630), by post to the IND. You do not have to make an appointment at an IND desk for your child.
- Is this the first time that you are applying for a Dutch residence document? But did you have your biometrics taken at the Dutch representation abroad (when applying for/collecting the mvv)? The IND already has your biometrics. You do not have to make an appointment at an IND desk.
Documents 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 police report after reporting a loss or theft.
Having your biometrics taken is free of charge.