As a UK citizen or the family member of a UK citizen, you wish to continue living in the Netherlands after Brexit. After the transition period you will need a residence document. Here you can find out which rules (conditions) apply to be granted a residence document. In this way you can prepare yourself for the situation after Brexit and the transition period.
A deal has been reached: the provisions in the Withdrawal Agreement between the UK and the EU apply. The IND will invite you during the transition period by letter to submit an application. You will receive a letter if you are registered in the Personal Records Database (BRP) at your town hall (gemeente).
If you have been living in the Netherlands for less than 5 years, you can apply for a residence document. This application costs € 58 for adults and € 31 for children. The following general conditions apply:
You are carrying out real and actual work as an employee or self-employed person; or
If you are not an employee or self-employed person: you have standard health insurance and sufficient resources to be able to support yourself (and your family members); and
If you have been living continuously in the Netherlands for more than 5 years, you can apply for a residence document for permanent residence. This application costs € 58 for adults and € 31 for children. The following general conditions apply:
You have living in the Netherlands with a right of residence during the transition period; and
You have been employed or self-employed for at least 5 years. The IND will check whether you have carried out real and actual work; or
If you are not an employee or self-employed person: you have standard health insurance and you have had up to at least 5 years sufficient resources to be able to support yourself (and your family members); and
If you are in possession of a Dutch EU residence document then a different approach applies. You are then already known to the IND because the IND has already checked whether you meet the conditions for permanent residence. The IND will, of its own accord, examine whether or not you will receive a new residence document after Brexit. This is done in the following way:
Are you a UK citizen in the Netherlands and would your family members like to come and live with you in the Netherlands? Family reunification is possible under the Withdrawal Agreement if you came to live in the Netherlands before 1 January 2021.
Your family members travel under the applicable rules to the Netherlands during or after the transition period. It is possible that they first need to apply for a facilitation visa. You can apply for a residence document for your family members after they enter the Netherlands.
Works at least 40% of the usual full working hours. Or, the income from work is at least 50% of the appropriate social welfare benefits standard.
Public order is peace and order on the street and in public spaces. The government organises and controls this peace and order in society. Someone who is a danger to the public order is someone who disrupts this order, for example, someone who commits an offence. The IND therefore checks whether an individual has any registered convictions. We also check whether that person is currently a serious threat to society.
If you have a visa-required nationality, you can only travel to the Netherlands with a visa. This is called a facilitation visa.
You can apply for this visa free of charge at the Dutch embassy or consulate in the country where you live. There you can ask any questions that you may have. When you apply for the visa, explain that you wish to live with a UK family member in the Netherlands. You also need to provide documents showing that you are a family member (birth or marriage certificate).
In the country of origin or earlier residence your family member regularly received money from you (for example, monthly). Your family member could only cover his/hers basic needs thanks to this income ( for example, rent, food and drink).