There are certain conditions that apply to everyone. In addition, the following conditions apply:
You do not have to have a valid passport if you meet all of the following conditions:
Have you been granted suspension of departure based on Article 64 of the Aliens Act? You may then apply for medical treatment. Your application must directly follow the year of the postponement. Apply in the period between 28 days before or 28 days after the end date of the postponement.
You will not get the residence permit for medical treatment after 1 year of suspension of departure on the ground of article 64 of the Aliens Act if you have not actively contributed to getting guarantees for access to medical care in your country of origin and to organising your departure for the Netherlands.
Other conditions may apply for Turkish nationals and their family members.
This application costs € 1057.
Do you apply for medical treatment after 1 year of suspension of departures under Section 64 of the Aliens Act? 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.
You have indicated your intent to undergo a tuberculosis test (TB test) when you applied. You have to make an appointment for this with the Area Health Authority (GGD). You do this within 3 months after having received your residence permit. Please take the 'TB test referral form' with you to the appointment.
In some cases you are exempt from taking a TB test.
Anyone living in the Netherlands must take out health insurance. You do this within 4 months following your arrival in the Netherlands.
The residence permit for medical treatment is valid for as long as the the medical treatment is needed, with a maximum period of 1 year.
The back of your residence permit shows if you are allowed to work. You are not allowed to work with a residence permit for medical treatment. Your residence document states 'arbeid niet toegestaan' (work not permitted').
Is your residence permit damaged, lost or stolen? In that case, have the residence permit replaced.
Is your residence permit due to expire soon? And are you still undergoing medical treatment in the Netherlands? Apply for an extension.
Having had a residence permit for medical treatment for 3 years, you may change your residence permit to an independent residence permit.
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.
A country of continuous residence is a country (other than the country of origin) where you may lawfully live for more than 3 months. This means you have a valid residence permit for that country. Or that you are waiting for your application for a residence permit to be approved.
Are you in a country in your free term? Or with a visa for short stay (maximum of 3 months)? This is not continuous residence.