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Biometrics appointment after Brexit

You received a letter which says that the IND needs your finger prints, passport photo and signature. All these biometrics will be taken at the IND desk in Almere (see address below), at the temporary IND desk in Amsterdam (see address below) or at an expat centre of your choice. This is possible by appointment only. Find out more on this page about biometrics and making an appointment online. 

Only make an appointment online to have your biometrics taken after you have applied for a (residence) document. Or after your receive a letter from the IND inviting you to exchange your old residence document for a new one.

Biometrics and coronavirus

  • See under Brexit on our web page about 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? Please stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days and schedule your appointment after this period. For more information, check the website government.nl.

Why do you have to make an appointment to provide biometrics?

The IND needs your fingerprints, passport photo and signature in order to be able to make 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. We will reuse your biometric data to make your residence document if they are usable. If this is the case, you don't have to visit the IND desk. Not 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 on.

You can make a biometrics appointment at the IND desk in Almere (Willem Dreesweg 24, 1314 CN), the temporary, extra IND location in Amsterdam (Johan Huizingalaan 757, 1066 VH) or at an expat centre of your choice. Use the application button below.

The temporary, extra location in Amsterdam is a desk in the police station. This IND desk is also open in the evening and on Saturdays for UK nationals and their family members only. Do you have any questions? Please contact one of our colleagues from the Brexit line on 088 04 30 410. The line is available on Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 17.00.

It is currently very busy due to the coronavirus crisis. Therefore, it could be that you cannot make an appointment at the location of your choice. As a result, you might have to make an appointment at another location.

Keep checking the calendar in our online appointment planner

It may appear that there are no time slots available in our online appointment planner. In practice we are constantly adding new available time slots in the near future but only for a limited period of time. Therefore, make sure you regularly check the calendar in our online appointment planner. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Online appointment

Which biometric data does the IND need?

The IND needs a photograph and signature for every application submitted. Does the IND not have your (useable) biometric data? Then the IND will take a new photo of you at the IND desk in Almere, the temporary IND desk in Amsterdam or at an expat centre. During this appointment, we will also check whether fingerprints are needed.

Have you submitted an application for a child under 1 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 the IND desk in Almere, the temporary IND desk in Amsterdam or at an expat centre.

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.


There is no fee for having your biometrics taken.

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.