Your family member has been granted a temporary asylum residence permit for the Netherlands. You are the spouse or partner, the parent of (foster) child of your family member. You wish to be considered for a dependent asylum residence permit.
You and your family member have to meet the following conditions:
Can you not submit an application within 3 months? You will then have to follow the regular procedure for stay with a family member.
You do not have to pay for this application.
The application form lists the documents that you have to enclose with the application.
More information can be found in the answers to these frequently asked questions.
With a temporary asylum residence permit you may stay in the Netherlands. Also, you may work in the Netherlands. You do not need a work permit for this. Other family members that have stayed behind cannot get an asylum residence permit based on your asylum residence permit as a dependant. The staff of the Dutch Council for Refugees (VWN) can give you more information.
During the procedure for persons making a journey in connection with family reunification, you will get your residence permit within 4 days. If this is not possible, the IND will further explain the procedure. In that case, you will later on receive a letter from the IND. This letter tells you where and when you can collect the residence permit. This will be at one of the IND desks in the Netherlands. The letter tells you which IND Desk you have to go to collect your permit. This is usually near your place of residence. Your residence permit is valid for 5 years.
Every citizen in the Netherlands, from the age of 14, has to carry identification. During checks by the Government everyone has to be able to show an identity document. Therefore, always carry your residence permit with you.
You came to The Netherlands as a family member of a holder of an asylum residence permit. In most cases a family member belongs to only one family. A young adult for instance cannot belong to the family of his parents on one hand and having his own family with a (marital) partner on the other. In this and other cases you cannot be the sponsor for other family members. Not even when you have an indepent asylum residence permit yourself.
You must register in the Municipal Personal Records Database (BRP) of the municipality where you live. Generally, this has already been done during the procedure. If not, you must still do this. In that case, take the positive decision with you to the municipality where you are staying. Also, bring along your personal documents from the authorities of your own country, if possible. For example, birth certificate, marriage certificate and identity document.
Registration in the BRP is important. Many organisations in the Netherlands can only help you if you are registered in the BRP.
Check that the municipality has registered your name and date of birth correctly. Also check the data of your children. It is difficult to change that data at a later date.
If you move, you must have that municipality change your address in the BRP.
If you are given an asylum residence permit, you have the right to a house in a municipality. Staff members of the Dutch Council for Refugees can help you further in taking care of important matters. For example, finding work or an education.
It is required by law in the Netherlands to have health insurance. This allows you to get medical help. You must arrange health insurance yourself when leaving the COA reception centre. With health insurance, you can register with a general practitioner (doctor) or dentist.
If you have a temporary asylum residence permit, you must take a civic integration course. You need to learn Dutch this way. You will receive a letter from the Education Executive Agency (DUO) on the obligation to integrate.
Is your residence permit damaged, lost or stolen? In that case, have your residence permit replaced.
Is your residence permit due to expire soon? Apply for an extension.
After you have had a residence permit for 5 years, you can apply for a permanent residence permit.
After you have had a residence permit for a period of 5 years, you can apply for Dutch citizenship.
A temporary asylum residence permit to live with your family member in the Netherlands.
The provisional residence permit (mvv) is a visa you need if you wish to stay in the Netherlands for more than 90 days. For more information, check Regular provisional residence permit (mvv).
The residence permit for asylum was given because there was a personal need for protection.
A sponsor is a person, employer or organisation that has an interest in the arrival of the foreign national in the Netherlands. A sponsor has rights, but also obligations with regard to the foreign national. The sponsor can start the application for the foreign national from the Netherlands .
A country of continuous residence is a country (other than the country of origin) where you may lawfully live for more than 3 months. This means you have a valid residence permit for that country. Or that you are waiting for your application for a residence permit to be approved.
Are you in a country in your free term? Or with a visa for short stay (maximum of 3 months)? This is not continuous residence.