Renew residence document
If your residence document for permanent stay (incl. EU permanent residence) expires, you can apply to renew it. This applies to the following residence documents:
You can submit this application online. For the online application you need:
iDEAL (internet banking) to pay for your application
Help logging in with DigiD + sms and DigiD app
Information about DigiD + sms: read the explanation about DigiD available in different languages (Dutch, English, French and Arabic).
Information about DigiD app: read the explanation about the DigiD app (in Dutch and English).
You can start the online application by clicking the button Apply online.Apply online
This application costs € 57.
Submitting the application can be done in 2 ways:
You can submit the application online. You need a DigiD with SMS code. You pay the costs (fees) of the application directly upon submitting the application online. You pay with iDEAL. The IND will only process your application after you have made the payment.
Submit the application by post. The IND sends you a renewal letter 3 months before your residence permit expires. This letter includes a form you can use to submit the application. If you have not received this letter, please use the form at the bottom of this page.
Send the application form together with the required documents to the IND by post. You pay the costs when you collect the new residence document at the IND desk.
You can also receive your mail from IND online with the Messagebox. This is your personal mailbox from MijnOverheid. Government organisations place messages for you in this box. You receive an e-mail when you have mail from the IND. You can arrange it easily on www.ind.nl/message-box.
After your application has been received, the IND sends a confirmation letter. The confirmation letter states the date the IND has received your application. It also states the period within which the IND makes a decision.
The IND will then check to see if your application is complete. Are documents missing, or are documents not correct? In that case, the IND will send a letter: a request to rectify the omission. This letter lists the documents that still need to be sent. Send the requested documents before the mentioned date to the IND.
The IND checks whether you meet all the conditions. The IND tries to make a decision within 8 weeks.
If you do not meet the conditions,you will not get a new residence permit. This decision is given in the formal decision. The IND will send the decision by post. You can apply for a review of this decision.
If you meet all the conditions,you will get a new residence permit. The IND will send you a letter indicating when you can collect the residence permit.
You can also start this application online. You need a DigiD with sms code for this. In the portal online application you read how to get this DigiD. Choose Apply online.
The application form lists the documents that you have to enclose with the application.
You have to have official foreign documents legalised and translated into Dutch, English, French or German.
How to send documents to the IND:
This application costs € 57.
EU-citizens, Swiss citizens and their family members with a permanent residence permit for EU/EEA or Swiss citizens pay € 57.
You receive a letter when you can collect the residence permit at the IND desk. 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, but at least within 4 months after having received the letter.
Check to see if the information on the residence document is correct while you are still at the IND desk. If something is incorrect, inform the IND staff member at once.
The period of validity of the regular permanent residence document is always 5 years.
The period of validity of the EU permanent residence document is always 10 years.
The back of your residence document shows if you are allowed to work. You are free to work in the Netherlands with this residence document. Your employer does not have to have a work permit for you. Your residence permit states 'arbeid vrij toegestaan, TWV niet vereist' (work freely permitted, no work permit required).
Having a permanent residence document means you nearly have all the same rights as someone with Dutch nationality. The main differences are that you are not allowed to vote in national elections and you are not allowed to work in specific (Government) fields (such as the police, the army). You first have to apply for Dutch nationality for this.
Is your residence document damaged, lost or stolen? In that case, have the residence document replaced.
Nowadays you can arrange many things yourself on government websites. With DigiD you log in to your personal account on government websites. Your DigiD consists of a username and password that you both choose yourself. Don't have a DigiD yet? Request this on www.digid.nl.
To apply for a residence permit online you need to have a DigiD with SMS code. After logging in with your DigiD you will receive an SMS with a code. You will have to fill out this code as well to get access to the online application forms.
Do you have a DigiD but no SMS code verification? Please go to Mijn DigiD and log in. Choose 'Extra sms-controle aanvragen' and enter your mobile phone number. Within 5 days you receive a letter with an activation code. Activate the sms control functionality on the website of DigiD with this activation code.
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.