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Registering an objection or appeal

Do you disagree with the decision of the IND? Then you may submit an application for review or appeal against this decision. You can read how to do this on this page.

​Application for review by the IND

You may submit an application for review by the IND in the following applications:

  • application for a short stay visa
  • application for a regular provisional residence permit
  • application for a temporary regular residence permit
  • application for a permanent regular residence permit or long-term resident EC
  • application for Dutch citizenship
  • application for a recognised sponsor

Awaiting the review in the Netherlands

Has your application been rejected? The decision states whether you can await your application for review in the Netherlands. A decision is a formal letter with the decision on your application.

Are you allowed to await the review in the Netherlands?

Then you can get a residence endorsement from the IND. A residence endorsement is a sticker that is affixed to your passport. The sticker is a proof that you may await your procedure in the Netherlands. Make an appointment with the IND desk for a residence endorsement

Are you not allowed to await the review in the Netherlands?

This means that you will have to leave the Netherlands. Would you like to await the review in the Netherlands? Then you can apply to the court for a provisional ruling. You must do this within 24 hours after receiving the decision from the IND.  Go to the website of de Rechtspraak for information about applying for a provisional ruling.

Steps in the appeal process

The application for review involves a number of steps:

Step 1. Submit the application for review

  • Send the application for review to the IND by post. An application for review is a letter in which you write why you disagree with the decision.

  • Enclose a copy of the decision with your application for review. You can also send other documents. For example, documents explaining why you disagree with the decision. 

  • Send your application for review to the address stated in the decision. Make sure you submit your appeal on time. This differs per application. View terms within which you must appeal against the decision

Object if your application has been approved

Is your application for a residence permit approved, but do you disagree with something? For example the start date of the residence permit. Or the labour market notification. You can submit the application for review only at the moment that you have collected your residence document at the IND desk. You submit the application for review within 4 weeks after the date you have collected your residence document. Send your application for review to the general postal address of the IND.

Let someone else submit the application for you

If you are unable or unwilling to apply for the review yourself. Someone else may then also apply on your behalf. The following persons can apply for review on your behalf:

  • Your legal representative. This is a parent, guardian or someone else who is in charge of your affairs.
  • A person with special power of attorney. This is someone who will receive permission from you to apply for review on your behalf. You should state in a letter whom you authorise and what you authorise this person for. You and the authorised person sign the letter. Enclose this letter with the application for review.
  • A lawyer;
  • If you apply for a residence permit: your (recognised) sponsor.

Help when filing an objection

Do you need assistance? You can then call upon the assistance of a legal counsellor or other counsellor. Go to the website of het Juridisch Loket for information about (legal) assistance.

Step 2. Receipt application for review

Once the IND has received your application for review, you or your lawyer will receive a letter from us. The letter states the date the IND has received your application for review. The letter also states the decision period for your objection.

Step 3. Check application for review

The IND will check to see if your application for review is complete. Are documents missing, or are documents not correct? In that case, the IND will send you a letter. This letter lists the documents that you or your lawyer need to send. You do this within 2 weeks.

Step 4. Decision

The IND assesses your application and makes a decision. 

Application for review well-founded

The IND has decided that your application for review is well-founded. You will receive a positive decision on your application. This means, for example, that you will get the visa or residence permit, or that you will become a Dutch citizen.

Application for review unfounded

The IND has decided that your application for review is unfounded. Your application for review is rejected. This rejection is set out in an official letter (decision) from the IND. Do you disagree? You may appeal to the court.

Appeal to the court

Your application for review has been declared  unfounded or your application for a temporary asylum residence permit has been rejected. You may appeal to the court. Read on the website of de Rechtspraak how you can lodge an appeal with the court.

Await the appeal in the Netherlands

The decision of the IND states whether you can await the appeal in the Netherlands. 

Are you allowed to await the appeal in the Netherlands?

Then you can get a residence endorsement from the IND. A residence endorsement is a sticker that is affixed to your passport. The sticker is a proof that you may await your procedure in the Netherlands. Make an appointment with the IND desk for a residence endorsement

Are you not allowed to await the appeal in the Netherlands?

This means that you will have to leave the Netherlands. Would you like to await the appeal in the Netherlands? Then you can apply to the court for a provisional ruling. You must do this within 24 hours after receiving the decision from the IND.  Go to the website of de Rechtspraak for information about applying for a provisional ruling.