You want to extend your permanent residence document. This is called renewal of the residence document. This requirement applies to the renewal of your residence document.
- You have legally resided in the Netherlands.
- You have one of these documents:
- Permanent regular residence permit (type II)
- Long-term resident EC (type V)
- Permanent asylum residence permit (type IV)
- Permanent residence citizens of the European Union (type EU/EEA)
Process and costs
These are the steps in the application process for renewal of your residence document.
You can submit this application online. You must have DigiD with SMS verification and internet banking (iDEAL).
Online application form renewal
Written application forms
The residence document
What else you need to know about the residence document.
Working with the residence document
It says on the back of your residence document whether you are allowed to work. With this residence permit, you are free to work in the Netherlands. Your employer does not need to have a work permit (TWV) for you. It says on your residence document ''Free to work, work permit not required'' (in Dutch: Arbeid vrij toegestaan, TWV niet vereist).
With a permanent residence permit, you have almost the same rights as someone with the Dutch nationality. The difference is that you are not allowed to vote in national elections. And that you are not allowed to work in certain special government sectors. For example, you cannot join the police force or the army.
Replace residence document
Has your residence document been damaged, lost or stolen? Then have your residence document replaced. Visit the web page about residence document damaged or change of personal details of residence document lost or stolen.