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Renew permanent residence permit

Your permanent residence document is about to expire. You wish to apply for a new one. How does the application procedure work?

Renew residence document

A residence document for permanent stay is always issued for 5 years. When it expires, you can apply for a renewal. This applies to the following residence documents:

  • Permanent regular residence permit (type II)
  • Long-term resident EC (type V)
  • Permanent asylum residence permit (type IV)
  • Permanent residence citizens of the European Union (type EU/EEA)


This application costs € 51.

  • Children under 18 pay € 29. 

EU-citizens, Swiss citizens and their family members with a permanent residence permit for EU/EEA or Swiss citizens pay € 51.

  • Minors with a permanent residence permit for EU/EEA or Swiss citizens pay € 29.


Steps in the application process

1. Submit application and payment

​Submitting the application can be done in 2 ways:

  • Online

    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.

  • By post

    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. 

Receive mail quickly online with the Messagebox

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.

2. Receipt and check application

​After your application has been received, the IND sends an 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 and that the fees have been paid. 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 you still need to sent. Send the requested documents before the mentioned date to the IND.

3. Decision

​The IND checks whether you meet all the conditions. The IND tries to make a decision within 8 weeks.

  • Negative decision
    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.

  • Positive 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.

Application forms and costs

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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 online applicatin is currently only available in Dutch.

Checklist documents

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:

  • You only send copies of your documents, single-sided and on A4 paper.
  • The copies must be complete and legible.
  • Write down your V-number or client number on each copy. If you do not know these numbers, then please write your name and date of birth on each copy.
  • Do not send USB sticks, CDs or DVDs.
  • You keep the original documents yourself. You have to show these documents to the Dutch representation abroad.

Costs application

This application costs € 51.

  • Children under 18 pay € 29. 

EU-citizens, Swiss citizens and their family members with a permanent residence permit for EU/EEA or Swiss citizens pay € 51.

  • Minors with a permanent residence permit for EU/EEA or Swiss citizens pay € 29.

Apply online  Download  

After the application

Collect your residence document

You receive a letter when you can collect the residence document at the IND desk.
Make an online appointment to collect your residence permit. You do not necessarily need an appointment to do this. However, keep in mind that there might be a considerable waiting time if you do not have an appointment.

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.

Period of validity of the residence document

The period of validity ofthe  residence document always is 5 years.

Right to work

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).

Rights almost equal to Dutch citizens

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. 

Replace residence permit

Is your residence document damaged, lost or stolen? In that case, have the residence document replaced.

DigiD with SMS code

​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.

Formal decision

​A formal letter with the decision on your application.


​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. For more information about the TWV, check the website of UWV (only in Dutch).