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Biometrics appointment after Brexit

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.

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 permit and determine your identity. You can choose whether you would like to make an appointment at the IND desk in Almere, the temporary location in Amsterdam, or at an expat centre of your choice (from 29 June 2020).

The IND has opened an additional location at Johan Huizingalaan 757 in Amsterdam where you can have your biometrics taken. This IND desk is also open in the evening and on Saturdays for UK nationals and their family members only. If you would like to have your biometrics taken in Amsterdam, you can make an appointment online. 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 whether there are time slots available at your preferred location. 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. This biometric data is taken at the IND desk in Almere 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 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.


The IND has various locations in the Netherlands. Under contact you will find route descriptions to the IND desks and expat centres.

​Cancelling appointment

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