Decision periods

Last update: 28 September 2022

The IND must decide on your residence permit application or your objection to an IND decision within a certain time frame. This is called the decision period. Find out the decision period for your residence permit application or objection.

Decision period per application

The decision period of an application is often determined by law. Does the statutory decision period end on a Saturday, Sunday or generally recognised holiday? Then the decision period will be extended until the next working day. If there is no legal decision period for an application, a reasonable decision period will apply. What is reasonable depends on the type of application.

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Start date of application decision period

The decision period starts on the day the IND receives the application.

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Extension of decision period

The IND can extend the decision period if more time is needed. Then the IND will notify you. Depending on the application, the IND determines by how long the decision period will be extended.

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  • Extension of short-stay visa decision period

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  • Extension of regular application decision period

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  • Extension of asylum application decision period

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  • Extension of naturalisation application decision period

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Decision period for objection or appeal

The decision period starts on the first day after the final date on which you can send the letter of objection by post. This is the case even if you object to the decision earlier.

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  • Decision period for objection to short-term visa application decision

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  • Decision period for objection to regular application decision

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  • Decision period for objection to naturalisation application

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  • Decision period after appeal

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