The obligation to provide information means that you must inform the IND (Immigration and Naturalisation Service) about changes to your family member's situation, or about changes in your relationship with your family member.
During the procedure
This is before your family member has collected the regular provisional residence permit (MVV). Or before your family member collects the residence permit, if he or she doesn't need an MVV. You must report changes that influence the IND's decision. For example:
After having collected the mvv or residence permit
You report any changes that may affect the right of residence of your family member. For example:
MVV not yet collected
Immediately report a change to the IND, by letter.
MVV or residence permit collected
Report a change to the IND within 4 weeks. Please use the notification form for family members and relatives. 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? Or is your family member moving abroad? If you have notified the municipality (BRP) on time that you or your family member 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 the emigration or within 4 weeks following the relocation. The IND will then already have this information.
The change may mean that your family member no longer meets the conditions for his or her residence permit. The IND could then revoke your family member's MVV or residence permit.
You are obliged to retain information about your family member. You must retain a few important documents that you used when you applied for your family member's residence permit. The retention period is 5 years after you are no longer a private sponsor.
For your spouse or partner, you must retain:
For your minor child, you must retain:
For your adopted child, you must retain:
For your foster child, you must retain:
The IND monitors your compliance with these legal obligations. When you do not meet these legal obligations you can get a warning or an administrative fine. Is your family member removed from the Netherlands by the Dutch government? The IND may oblige you to pay the cost of this compulsory departure.