Residence permit humanitarian non-temporary

Last update: 30 May 2022

You want to apply for a residence permit humanitarian non-temporary. Find out what the requirements are and how to apply for the residence permit on non-temporary grounds.

Previous residence permit

You can apply for a residence permit humanitarian non-temporary, if you had a residence permit for one of these residence purposes:

  • Residence with a family member or relative
  • Residence as a minor child with a child protection order
  • Residence as a victim or witness of human trafficking
  • Residence as a victim of domestic or honour-related violence
  • Residence because you cannot leave the Netherlands through no fault of your own
  • Residence for medical treatment
     

Requirements

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  • Requirements after residence with a family member

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  • Requirements after residence as a child with a child protection order

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  • Requirements after residence as a victim of domestic or honour-related violence

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  • Requirements after residence as a victim or witness reporting human trafficking

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  • Requirements after residence because it isn’t your fault that you cannot leave the Netherlands

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  • Conditions after residence for medical treatment

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Other rules may apply for Turkish citizens and their family members

Process and costs

These are the steps in the application process for the residence permit

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Application forms

In these situations you can submit this application online.
• You have stayed in the Netherlands for more than 5 years as a spouse or partner.
• As a minor child in the Netherlands, you have stayed with your parents for more than 1 year.
• You were born in the Netherlands and have stayed with your parents.
• Your sponsor (spouse, partner or parent) has passed away.

To apply online you need DigiD with SMS verification and internet banking (iDEAL).

Online form

Online application form Continued residence after a stay as a family member

Written application forms

If you are unable to submit this application online, download the form and send it by post.

The residence permit

What else you need to know about the residence permit:

Tb test

Did you indicate at the time of the application that you will take a TB (tuberculosis) test? Then make an appointment at the Public Health Service (in Dutch: Gemeenschappelijke Gezondheidsdienst or GGD). Do this within 3 months after you have received the residence permit. Take with you to the appointment:

Working with the residence permit

It says on the back of your residence permit whether you are allowed to work. With the residence permit humanitarian non-temporary, you are free to work in the Netherlands. It says on your residence permit ‘free to work. Work permit (TWV) not required’ (in Dutch: arbeid vrij toegestaan. TWV niet vereist). The shortening TWV stands for tewerkstellingsvergunning.

Legal obligations

You have an obligation to provide information. This means that you must notify the IND of changes in your situation. Find out more about your obligation to provide information.

The IND checks whether you meet your obligations. If you do not, you can get an administrative fine.

Validity period of the residence permit

The residence permit humanitarian non-temporary is valid for 5 years.

Other applications

Replace residence permit

Has your residence permit been damaged, lost or stolen? Then have the residence permit replaced. Visit the web page residence permit damaged or change of personal details or residence permit lost or stolen.

Extend residence permit 

Will your residence permit expire soon? Then you can extend the residence permit.

Permanent residence permit

Have you had a residence permit for 5 years? Then you can apply for a permanent residence permit.