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 also cannot apply for Dutch nationality.
The following purposes of stay are temporary:
- Adopted or related foster child, if the family member you are staying with is here for a temporary purpose of stay.
- Au pair.
- Cross border service provider.
- Intra Corporate Transferees (Directive 2014/66/EC)
- Medical treatment
- Orientation year for highly educated persons.
- Seasonal work.
- Stay with a family member, if the family member you are staying with is here for a temporary purpose of stay or the family member has a temporary asylum residence permit.
- Temporary humanitarian purposes.
- Trainee for study or employment purposes.
- Waiting for a request based on article 17 of the Netherlands Nationality Act.
- Temporary asylum residence permit, except if you want to apply for Dutch nationality and you are a minor and a request is submitted together with your parent(s), or if you are 18 years or older and stateless, or if you are a family member of someone with a permanent asylum residence permit and you have entered at the same time or later in connection with family reunification. Your residence permit is then seen as non-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.
Research based on Directive (EU) 2016/801.
- Stay with a family member, 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.
Work on a self-employed basis.