What are the conditions for this residence permit? And how does the application procedure work?
You can have a reflection period to decide whether you want to report human trafficking. Or, to consider cooperating in another way with the investigation and prosecution of a suspect or suspects.
There are certain conditions that apply to everyone. In addition, the following conditions apply to you:
The IND does not reject your application if you do not have a valid travel document. Nor will the IND reject your application if you are a risk to public order and this threat to public order has a direct link to human trafficking.
Did you apply for asylum? And does your asylum story reveal that you are a possible victim of human trafficking? The IND will then check to see if you can get a residence permit as a victim of human trafficking. You do not have to apply for this yourself.
You do not have to pay for this application.
The application form lists the documents that you must enclose with the application.
You have to have official foreign documents legalised and translated into Dutch, English, French or German.
The IND aims to have your residence permit ready within 2 weeks following your arrival in the Netherlands. The IND will send you a letter indicating when you can collect your residence permit. For this, you have to make an appointment online at the IND desk stated in the letter. Keep in mind that it is not always possible to visit an IND desk at short notice. Therefore, please schedule an appointment in time.
Check to see if the information on your residence permit is correct while you are still at the IND desk. If something is incorrect, please inform the IND staff member at once.
Upon arrival in the Netherlands, you must register in the Municipal Personal Records Database (BRP) in the municipality you are going to live.
To register with the municipality you need a legalised and translated birth certificate. Take this therefore with you when you travel to the Netherlands.
Please contact your municipality in advance to check which (legalised and translated) documents/ certificates you need to take with you.
The residence permit granted on temporary humanitarian grounds is valid for 1 year.
The back of your residence permit shows if you are allowed to work. You are free to work. Your residence permit states 'arbeid vrij toegestaan, TWV niet vereist (work freely permitted, no work permit required).
Is your residence permit damaged, lost or stolen? In that case, have the residence permit replaced.
Is your residence permit due to expire soon? Apply for an extension.
When you have had a residence permit on temporary humanitarian grounds as a victim or witness reporting human trafficking for 1 year, you can change your residence permit to an independent residence permit on non-temporary humanitarian grounds.
After having had a residence permit for 5 years, you may apply for a permanent residence permit.
After having had a residence permit for 5 years, you may apply for Dutch citizenship.
If you are awaiting a procedure, you do not have a valid residence document at present and you wish to travel outside the Netherlands, you may need a return visa to re-enter the Netherlands. This could be the case if your current residence permit is no longer valid or your current residence permit will expire during your stay outside of the Netherlands. To apply for a return visa you must meet certain conditions.
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.
A TWV is a work permit. The employer applies for a TWV with UWV (Netherlands Employees Insurance Agency). UWV examines among other things if there is no employee with the Dutch, EU/EEA or Swiss nationality that is qualified for the job.