Does the family member, with whom you are going to live, have the Dutch nationality? Then, in principle, EU laws do not apply. Read more about situations in which EU laws do apply to Dutch nationals. Do you wish to stay with a family member to whom EU laws do not apply? Please check Family for more information on the conditions and procedures.
You select one of the residence categories listed in the application form. For each category different conditions apply:
Your spouse/registered partner or unmarried partner:
Your parent or the spouse/registered partner of your parent:
Are you the unmarried partner of an EU/EER- or Swiss citizen? And does your child or grandchild want to live with you? This is only possible when your child or grandchild is younger than 18 years old. Also, additional conditions apply. Contact the IND for more information.
Your grandchild, child, parent or grandparent. Or the grandchild, child, parent or grandparent of your spouse/registered partner:
Your family member:
This application costs € 58.
Children under 18 pay € 31.
The application form lists the documents that you have to enclose with the application.
You have to have official foreign documents legalised and translated into Dutch, English, French or German.
The IND aims to have the residence document ready for you within 2 weeks after the decision. You receive a letter when you can collect the residence document. 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.
Check to see if the information on the residence document is correct while you are still at the IND desk. If something is incorrect, inform the IND staff member at once.
If you are staying in the Netherlands for more than 4 months, you have to register him in the Municipal Personal Records Database (BRP) in the municipality you are going to live.
To register with the municipality, your child needs a valid legalised and translated birth certificate. Take this therefore with you when you travel to the Netherlands.
Anyone living in the Netherlands must take out health insurance. You do this within 4 months following your arrival in the Netherlands.
The back of your residence document states whether you may work in the Netherlands. Your employer does not need a TWV for you. Your residence document states arbeid vrij toegestaan, TWV niet vereist (work permitted free from restrictions, work permit not required).
The EU family member with whom you stayed, does not live with you anymore. You right or residence on EU law continues in the following situations if you meet the stated conditions:
In case of death of the EU family member
The EU family member has left the Netherlands
You marriage or relationship with the EU citizen has ended
If you rely on (additional) general funds, such as social welfare benefits, this could end your lawful residence. This does not apply if you have permanent residence.
Please check the website of the SZW Inspectorate for further information on living and working in the Netherlands (available in various EU languages)
Is your residence document damaged, lost or stolen? In that case, have the residence document replaced.
Is your residence document due to expire soon? You cannot extend your residence document. Instead you apply for Verification against EU law again. You submit the application to an IND desk. You have to make an appointment for this.
After having lawfully lived in the Netherlands for an uninterrupted period of 5 years, you can apply for a residence document for permanent residence permit.
Having had a residence document for a period of 5 years, you may apply for Dutch citizenship.
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.
Works at least 40% of the usual full working hours. Or, the income from work is at least 50% of the appropriate social welfare benefits standard.
A TWV is a work permit. The employer applies for a TWV with UWV (Netherlands Employees Insurance Agency). UWV examines among other things if there is no employee with the Dutch, EU/EEA or Swiss nationality that is qualified for the job.