You have a temporary asylum residence permit. Your residence permit is almost expired. You want to extend your asylum residence permit.
When you have had a temporary asylum residence permit for 5 years, you might be eligible for a permanent asylum residence permit. One of the requirements is that you have obtained the civic integration diploma.
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 made it possible for the IND to reject your asylum application.
You are not a threat to public order or national security.
From 6 months before your residence permit expires, you can submit an application. Until you have a new residence permit, you can apply for an identity document for foreign nationals type W.
You have to submit the application when your temporary asylum residence permit is still valid. In this way you prevent problems and ensure that you can legally stay in the Netherlands. Are you submitting the application too late? Then you can lose your right to protection and other provisions in the Netherlands. The IND may also withdraw your residence permit.
If your residence permit is no longer valid, you have to request an extension as soon as possible. Please, use the written application form. You cannot use the online application.
Did your residence permit expire before 1 October 2018? You may have a gap in your residence. Send a letter with your application in which you explain why you are too late with your application.
You do not have to pay for the extension of your temporary asylum residence permit.
You can only submit this application online if you currently have a valid residence permit.
For the online application you need:
You can get an explanation about DigiD in different languages (Dutch, English, French, Arabic and Tigrinya).
Start the online application by clicking the button Apply online.
Is your residence permit not valid anymore? Please use the written application. You can find this form on this page. Please scroll down.
You cannot or prefer not to submit the application online? Then send your application by post. You can find the application form on this page under Application forms and costs. Send the completed application form together with the required documents to the IND. You can submit the application 6 months before your residence permit expires.
After your application has been received, the IND sends a 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. Are documents missing or not correct? In that case, the IND will send a letter: a request to rectify the omission. This letter lists what you still need to sent. Send the requested documents before the mentioned date to the IND.
You currently have a temporary asylum residence permit. You can work as long as this permit is valid. You can also work while your application is being considered. Please note that your employer can sometimes ask for a valid residence document. If so, you can apply for an identity document for foreign nationals type W. This document states that you can work while your application is being considered. Are you unsure whether you need this document? Contact your employer. You do not need to have a work permit.
Request the identity document for foreign nations type W between 8 and 4 weeks before your residence permit expires. Then you can collect the document before your residence permit expires. When you collect the identity document for foreign nationals type W, you have to hand in your temporary residence permit, even if it is still valid.
The IND checks whether you meet all the conditions. The IND has to decide within a period of 6 months.
If you do not meet the conditions, the IND will not extend your residence permit. This decision is given in the form of a letter: the intended decision. The IND explains why you have not been given a residence permit. Do you disagree with the intended decision? You can write to the IND explaining why you do not agree. You must do this within 6 weeks. You can ask a lawyer to help you with this. You have to arrange this yourself.
The IND will assess your view given in your letter. This decision is given in the form of a letter: the formal decision. There are then 2 possible outcomes:
If you meet all the conditions, the IND will extend your residence permit. This decision is given in the form of a letter: the formal decision. It also includes information about your rights and obligations. At the same time, your residence document will be prepared. The IND will send you a letter to inform you when you can collect your 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 € 171. Children under 18 pay € 57.
The IND will send you a letter to inform you when you can collect the residence permit. For this, you have to make an appointment online at the IND desk stated in the letter. Keep in mind that it is not always possible to visit an IND desk at short notice. Therefore, please schedule an appointment in time, but at least within 4 months after having received the letter.
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.
Were you allowed to work with your previous residence permit? Then you may continue to do so providing that you have submitted your application for extension in time. Meaning that we have received it before the expiration date of your previous permit.
You have to extend your temporary residence permit every 5 years. If you do not do this, your residence in the Netherlands is no longer legal. The right of residence under a permanent residence permit never expires. But you have to apply for a new residence document every 5 years.
In most cases, you can only apply for Dutch nationality if you have a permanent asylum permit.
Did you apply for a permanent asylum residence permit, but do you not meet the conditions? The IND will automatically check if you meet the conditions to extend your current temporary residence permit.
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.
Public order is peace and order on the street and in public spaces. The government organises and controls this peace and order in society. Someone who is a danger to the public order is someone who disrupts this order, for example, someone who commits an offence. The IND therefore checks whether an individual has any registered convictions. We also check whether that person is currently a serious threat to society.
Nowadays you can arrange many things yourself on government websites. With DigiD you log in to your personal account on government websites. Your DigiD consists of a username and password that you both choose yourself. Don't have a DigiD yet? Request this on www.digid.nl.
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.