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Exceptions 5 year term permanent residence

This page explains about categories, where you do not have to meet the condition that you must have lived in the Netherlands for 5 years.

‚ÄčIf you fall within one of the categories below, you do not have to meet the condition that you must have lived in the Netherlands for 5 years, and other conditions may also apply:

  • You have the Belgian or Luxembourg nationality.
  • You are a (ex-) privileged person or dependent family member of an (ex-) privileged person.
  • You have a permanent residence permit (Type II), but would like a permit as a long-term resident EC (Type V). You can immediately apply for the permit as a long-term resident EC.
  • You have previously had a residence permit as a long-term resident EC (Type V). It was withdrawn due to one of the following reasons:
    • You stayed in another EU/EEA Member State or Switzerland for a study or vocational training. You submitted an application within 6 months of withdrawal for reacquisition in another EU/ EEA country or Switzerland.
    • You lived outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland for 12 months. You submitted the application for permanent residence within 12 months after the withdrawal became final.
    • You have received the status of a long-term resident EC in another EU member state. You have submitted that application within 12 months after withdrawal of the Dutch status as long-term resident EC.
  • You have a valid European Blue Card, and all of these situations apply:
    • You have lived for 5 consecutive years in one or more EU/EEA countries  with a valid European Blue Card.
    • You have lived, immediately prior to the time you submitted the application, for at least  2 consecutive years with a valid European Blue Card in the Netherlands .
    • You have lived (in these 5 years) no longer than 12 consecutive months, and in total no longer than 18 months outside the European Union.   
  • You are of legal age and had, before turning 18 years old, lived in the Netherlands for at least 10 years with a valid residence permit. You submitted an application for re-entry  before the age of 28 (return option).
  • You are of legal age and had, before turning 18 years old, lived in the Netherlands for least 5 years with a valid residence permit. The Netherlands is, clearly, the most appropriate country of residence for you (return option).
  • You are a former Dutch citizen. You lost your Dutch nationality or it was revoked. At the time you became a Dutch citizen, you had lived in the Netherlands for at least 5 years with a valid residence permit.


 

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