Are you are a UK national living in the Netherlands and would you like your family member(s) living abroad to come and join you in the Netherlands for family reunification after 31 January 2020? Family reunification is possible under the Withdrawal Agreement if you yourself came to live in the Netherlands before 1 January 2021. Your family members travel to the Netherlands under the applicable provisions. 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.
N.B. 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. Then they go in person to register in the
Personal Records Database (Basisregistratie Personen or BRP) at your town hall. Everyone who stays for over 4 months in the Netherlands is required to register. Your family members then submit an application for a residence document as soon as possible. Until August 2020, the IND sent an letter to all registered UK nationals and their family members living in the Netherlands inviting them to submit an application. Family members coming to the Netherlands from now on, will no longer receive an invitation.
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, you submit an (online) application for a residence document for yourself and for your family members. Applying on time secures legal residency in the Netherlands. Has the IND received the application from you and your family members? Then you will receive a letter from us (acknowledgement of receipt). This letter says that you have submitted an application for a residence document. 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 your 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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