Your family members want to join you in the Netherlands for family reunification under the Brexit Withdrawal
Agreement. Find out what the conditions are and how to apply for family reunification.
NB Have you had a child or have you adopted a child after 31 December 2020? Your child will receive a residence document under the Withdrawal Agreement if you submit an application. This is only possible if you (or the other parent) already have (has) a residence document under the Withdrawal Agreement.
First your family members travel to the Netherlands. After arriving in the Netherlands, they apply for residency as quickly as possible. You can also apply on behalf of your family members. When the IND receives your application, we will send your family members a letter (receipt of acknowledgment). The letter states that you have applied for residency. Afterwards your family members can register in the BRP. It is not possible to ask for a residence sticker as evidence of your application.
Your family members without EU, EEA or Swiss nationality travel to the Netherlands under the relevant provisions. It is possible that they first need to request a facilitation visa. Visit Netherlandswordwide.nl for more information about facilitation visas. Information about travelling to join a family member with EU, EEA or Swiss nationality also applies to UK nationals in the Netherlands who come under the Withdrawal Agreement.
After arriving in the Netherlands, your family members submit an application for a residence document as soon as possible. You can submit the application on behalf of your family. Has the IND received the application? Then your family members will receive a letter from us (acknowledgement of receipt). After that you family members can register in the BRP. It is not possible to apply for a sticker at the IND as a proof of the submitted application.
Your family members do not need a residence document or residence permit to live and work in the Netherlands. They do not need to report to the IND.
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