With a residence permit for a temporary purpose you may live in the Netherlands for a limited period. Some residence permits for a temporary purpose cannot be extended. You cannot apply for a permanent residence permit. You also cannot apply for Dutch nationality.
The following purposes of stay are temporary:
With a residence permit for a non-temporary purpose you can live in the Netherlands for an unlimited period. However, you have to meet the conditions for your residence permit at all times. You may apply for a permanent residence permit or Dutch nationality, if you meet the conditions.
The following purposes of stay are non-temporary:
Adopted or related foster child, if the family member you are staying with is a Dutch, EU/EEA or Swiss citizen. Or, if this family member has a residence permit for a non-temporary purpose of stay.
Economically non-active EC long-term resident.
EC long-term resident.
Foreign investor (wealthy foreign national).
Highly skilled migrant.
Holder of a European Blue Card.
Non-temporary humanitarian purposes.
Paid employment as non-privileged military personnel or non-privileged civilian personnel.
Scientific research based on Directive 2005/71/EG.
Work on a self-employed basis.
*Do you wish to apply for Dutch citizenship? When you apply for Dutch citizenship, please note that paid employment is only considered a non-temporary purpose of stay when you have an employment contract and a residence permit that are both valid for at least 1 year.