Are you planning to have your family member come to the Netherlands? Then you are their sponsor. A sponsor has an obligation to provide information and a requirement to keep and retain records. On this page you can read what these obligations mean.
The obligation to provide information means that you must inform the IND about changes to your situation or that of your family member.
This applies before your family member has picked up their residence permit. Notify the IND of changes that could influence its decision. For example if:
What if your family member no longer meets the conditions for their residence permit because of the changes? Then the IND can reject the application or revoke the provisional or regular residence permit.
Notify the IND immediately of a change by letter.
This applies when your family member has picked up the residence permit. Notify changes that could have consequences for your family member's right of residence. For example:
What if you and your family member no longer meet the conditions of the residence permit because of the change? Then the IND can revoke the residence permit.
Notify the IND of a change within 4 weeks using the notification form. If your change not appear on the form, then explain your change in a separate letter. Send the letter together with the notification form to the IND.
Are you going to move house? You can notify your municipality (gemeente) of your change of address in person, in writing and often also digitally. Do this 4 weeks before or at the latest 5 days after you move house and you do not need to notify the IND of your removal. The IND will be notified by the municipality.
If you have not notified the municipality of your change of address on time, you must inform the IND yourself.
You must retain documents you have used for the application for your family member's residence permit.
The IND checks whether you comply with the obligation to provide information and to keep and retain records. If you do not you may receive a warning or administrative fine.
Is the Dutch government going to remove your family member from the Netherlands? Then the IND can have you pay the costs of removal.