You have a temporary asylum residence permit. You residence permit is almost expired. You want to extend your residence permit asylum.
You can submit an application at the earliest 6 months before your residence permit expires. This will give the IND sufficient time to make a decision.
Is your residence permit still valid for more than 6 months? Then you cannot yet submit an application to extend your stay. The IND is unable to make a proper assessment.
When your residence permit has expired, you have to submit an application for an extension as soon as possible. Because you submit the application after your residence permit has expired, you may be faced with a residence gap.
You have to meet the following conditions:
The reason why you have gotten asylum still applies.
You have your main residence in the Netherlands.
You have not given wrong information and you have not withheld information that would have have made that you would not have gotten the asylum residence permit.
You are not a threat to public order or national security.
You do not have to pay for the extension of your temporary asylum residence permit.Permanent asylum residence permit
When you have had a temporary asylum residence permit for 5 years, you might apply for a permanent asylum residence permit. You should have passed the civic integration examination.
You can submit your application online 6 months before your residence permit expires. You need a DigiD with SMS code. At present, applying online for an extension is not yet possible for all purposes of stay. You pay the costs (fees) of the application directly upon submitting the application online. You can pay with iDEAL.
Can you or do you prefer not to submit the application online? You can then submit the application by post. You can submit the application 6 months before your residence permit expires.
After your application has been received, the IND sends an confirmation letter. The confirmation letter states the date the IND has received your application. It also states the period within which the IND makes a decision.
The IND will then check to see if your application is complete and that the fees have been paid. Are documents missing, or are documents not correct? In that case, the IND will send a letter: a request to rectify the omission. This letter lists the documents that you still need to sent. Send the requested documents before the mentioned date to the IND.
The IND checks whether you meet all the conditions. The IND has to make a decision within a period of 90 days.
If you meet all the conditions, the IND will extend your residence permit. The IND will send you a letter indicating when you can collect the residence permit.
Use this form for the extension of your residence permit asylum, to apply for a permanent residence permit asylum or to apply for a residence permit long term resident EC. This form is only available in Dutch.
The application form lists the documents that you have to enclose with the application.
How to send documents to the IND:
You do not have to pay for the application for extension of your temporary residence permit asylum.
For a permanent residence permit asylum or a residence permit long term resident EC you pay € 161. Children under 18 pay € 51.
The IND will send you a letter to inform you when you can collect the residence permit.
Make an appointment online to collect your residence permit. You do not necessarily need an appointment to do this. However, keep in mind that there might be a considerable waiting time if you do not have an appointment.
Check to see if the information on the residence permit is correct while you are still at the IND desk. If something is incorrect, inform the IND staff member at once.
The IND will send you a letter to inform you when you can collect the residence permit. The letter states to which IND desk you have to go to collect the residence permit and what documents you need to bring with you. You do not have to make an appointment to collect your residence permit.
When your residence permit has expired, you have to submit an application for an extension as soon as possible. You have to do this within 2 years after your residence permit has expired. Because you submit the application after your residence permit has expired, you may be faced with a residence gap.
Have you submitted an application for an extension? You can then request a residence endorsement sticker from the IND desk. The residence endorsement sticker is a sticker in your passport. This sticker shows that you are allowed to live in the Netherlands.
You do not have a passport? And you cannot get one? You might be able to apply for a Foreign National's Identity Document.
Has your residence permit expired more than 2 years ago? You can no longer extend your residence permit. Please contact the IND.
Were you allowed to work with your residence permit? Then you may continue to do so. To show that you are allowed to work, you can apply for a residence endorsement sticker. You have to make an appointment online for this.
Is your residence permit still valid on the day you return to the Netherlands? It is then OK to travel. You do need to have a valid travel document. For example, a passport. You also have to take your residence permit with you when you travel.
For an application to extend your stay, the IND checks whether you have changed your main residence . Have you changed your main residence? The IND will then not extend your residence permit. You will have to apply for a new residence permit.
A residence gap means that the validity of your residence permits is not continuous. To start an application for permanent residence or a request for Dutch citizenship you must have 5 years continuous residence. With a residence gap your residence is not continuous anymore. You again have to build up 5 years of continuous residence.
For example: your residence permit has expired on 31 May 2016. You have applied for extension on 5 June 2016. You new residence permit is issued with a starting date of 5 June 2016. You have a residence gap between 31 May 2016 and 5 June 2016. Starting on 5 June 2016 you again need to have a valid residence permit for five years. In this example, you thus have to wait until 5 June 2021 before you can apply for permanent residence or Dutch nationality.
To apply for a residence permit online you need to have a DigiD with SMS code. After logging in with your DigiD you will receive an SMS with a code. You will have to fill out this code as well to get access to the online application forms.
Do you have a DigiD but no SMS code verification? Please go to Mijn DigiD and log in. Choose 'Extra sms-controle aanvragen' and enter your mobile phone number. Within 5 days you receive a letter with an activation code. Activate the sms control functionality on the website of DigiD with this activation code.