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.
After staying in very high risk area
Have you just come from a country or region where the risk of coronavirus infection is very high? Please stay at home (self quarantine) and schedule your appointment after this period.
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
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.
If you had a Dutch residence document before and have turned 6, 12 or 18 years old, you always need to make an appointment online. This is because fingerprints change as you grow older. The employee at the IND desk will then take new fingerprints.
- 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.