When you come to the Netherlands, you must meet several legal obligations. This concerns the obligation to provide information. This page explains what this obligation means for you.
The obligation to provide information means that you must inform the IND about changes to your situation which may affect your residence permit.
This is before you collect the regular provisional residence permit (mvv). Or before you collect the residence permit, if you don't need an mvv.
You must report changes that may affect your right of residence. For example:
Immediately report a change to the IND, by letter.
Do you have a recognised sponsor in the Netherlands? Report the details of the change to your sponsor. Your sponsor will then report the change to the IND.
Report a change to the IND within 4 weeks. Please use the notification form for foreign nationals. Is your change not indicated on the reporting form? In that case, please explain the change in a separate letter. Send this letter to the IND, enclosed with the reporting form.
Are you going to move house in the Netherlands? If you have notified the municipality (BRP) on time that you are going to emigrate or move house within the Netherlands, it is not necessary to also report this to the IND. On time means either before you emigrate or within 4 weeks following the relocation. The IND will then already have this information.
The IND monitors your compliance with these legal obligations. When you do not meet these legal obligations you can get a warning or a administrative fine.
Do you not have a sponsor? And are you removed from the Netherlands by the Dutch government? The IND may oblige you to pay the cost of this compulsory departure.