Object or appeal decision

Last update: 28 May 2022

Do you disagree with IND’s decision? Then you can object or appeal against this decision. Find out how on this page.

Object IND decision

You can object against the IND decision if one of the following applications is rejected:

  • Short-stay visa.
  • Provisional residence permit.
  • Regular permanent residence permit.
  • Regular temporary residence permit or residence permit for a long-term EU resident.
  • Recognition as a sponsor.
  • Application for Dutch nationality.
     

Waiting for decision on your objection in the Netherlands

Has your application for a regular, temporary or permanent residence permit been rejected? Or has your application to become a long-term EU resident been rejected? The decision says whether you may wait for the decision on your objection in the Netherlands. A decision is an official letter from the IND with the decision on your application. 
 

Are you allowed to wait for the decision in the Netherlands?

Then you can receive a residence endorsement sticker from the IND. A residence endorsement sticker is a sticker in your passport. The sticker is proof that you are allowed to wait for your process in the Netherlands. Make an appointment at the IND desk for a residence endorsement sticker.
 

What if you are not allowed to wait for the decision in the Netherlands?

This means that you have to leave the Netherlands. Do you want to wait for the decision in the Netherlands? Then you can apply to court for a provisional ruling. You must do this within 24 hours after you have received the decision from the IND. Go to the website of the Judicial System Netherlands (in Dutch: de Rechtspraak) for information about the application for a provisional ruling (only in Dutch).

Steps in the process for objection against IND decision

This involves a number of steps.

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  • Step 1. Submit your objection against IND decision

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  • Step 2. Receipt of your objection against the IND decision

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  • Step 3. Checking your objection against the IND decision

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  • Step 4. Assessment of your objection against the IND decision

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Appeal to court

Your objection against the IND decision has been declared unfounded. Or your application for a permanent or temporary asylum residence permit has been rejected. Then you can appeal decision to court. Read on the website of the Judicial System Netherlands (de Rechtspraak) how you can appeal decision to court (only in Dutch).
 

Waiting for your appeal in the Netherlands

The decision by the IND will say whether you will be allowed to wait for the appeal process in the Netherlands.
 

Are you allowed to wait for the appeal process in the Netherlands?

Then you can receive a residence endorsement sticker from the IND. A residence endorsement sticker is a sticker in your passport. The residence endorsement sticker is proof that you are allowed to wait for your process in the Netherlands. Make an appointment at the IND desk to collect the residence endorsement sticker.
 

What if you are not allowed to wait for the appeal process in the Netherlands?

This means that you must leave the Netherlands. Do you really want to wait for the appeal process in the Netherlands? Then you can go to a court and apply for a temporary residence permit. You must do this within 24 hours after you have received the decision from the IND. Go to the website of the Judicial System Netherlands (de Rechtspraak) for more information about an application for a temporary residence permit (only in Dutch).