Due to a technical malfunction, our website is currently not working properly. Our apologies for the inconvenience

Child born in the Netherlands

Your child is born in the Netherlands. You wish to apply for a residence permit on behalf of your child. What are the conditions for this residence permit? And how does the application procedure work?

​Are you awaiting a decision on your application for asylum? You cannot apply for this residence permit then.

Other conditions apply to persons with the nationality of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland and their family members.

Conditions

There are certain conditions that apply to everyone. In addition, you and your child have to meet the following conditions:

  • You child is born in the Netherlands.
  • Your child is part of your family household.
  • From your child's birth, you and your child have your main residence in the Netherlands.
  • From your child's birth, you have a valid residence permit.
  • You declare that you are the sponsor of your child.

Other conditions may apply for Turkish nationals and their family members.

Costs

This application costs € 51. 

Checklist documents

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.

 

Steps in the application process

1. Submit application and payment

You apply for the residence permit to the IND. You use the application form. You send the application form and the documents required to the IND by post. After the application has been received, the IND sends a letter stating how the fees are to be paid.

Your child has to give biometric information at an IND Desk within 2 weeks after having sent the application.

Receive mail quickly online with the Messagebox

You can also receive your mail from IND online with the Messagebox. This is your personal mailbox from MijnOverheid. Government organisations place messages for you in this box. You receive an e-mail when you have mail from the IND. You can arrange it easily on www.ind.nl/message-box.

2. Receipt and check application

​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.

3. Decision

​The IND checks whether you and your child meet all the conditions required for the residence permit. The IND has to make a decision within a period of 90 days.

  • Negative decision
    If you or your child do not meet the conditions, your child will not get a residence permit. This decision is given in the formal decision. You can register an objection against this decision.
  • Positive decision
    If you and your child meet all the conditions, your child will get a residence permit. You will receive a letter from the IND to collect the residence permit together with your child.

Application forms and costs

Application for a residence permit with the purpose of residence being ‘family members and relatives’ (sponsor)7518

Use this form if you start the application for your child.

Checklist documents

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.

How to send documents to the IND:

  • You only send copies of your documents, single-sided and on A4 paper.
  • The copies must be complete and legible.
  • Write down your V-number or client number on each copy. If you do not know these numbers, then please write your name and date of birth on each copy.
  • Do not send USB sticks, CDs or DVDs.
  • You keep the original documents yourself. You have to show these documents to the Dutch representation abroad.

Costs application

This application costs € 51.

  • Is your child the family member of NATO personnel or personnel of TRON? You do not pay for the application.
  • Does your child have the Turkish nationality? Or are you a Turkish national and do you have the right to work in the Netherlands? The application costs € 51.​

Download  

After the application

Collect the residence permit

The IND will send you a letter indicating when you and your child can collect the residence permit. You do not have to make an appointment to collect the residence permit.

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. 

TB test

You have indicated your intent to undergo a tuberculosis test (TB test) when you applied. You have to make an appointment for this with the Area Health Authority (GGD). You do this within 3 months after having received your residence permit. Please take the 'TB test referral form' with you to the appointment.

In some cases you are exempt from taking a TB test.

Take out health insurance

Anyone living in the Netherlands must take out health insurance. You do this within 4 months following your arrival in the Netherlands.

Validity residence permit

The validity of the residence permit depends on your situation. If you have a temporary residence permit, then the end date of your child's residence permit matches yours. If you are a Dutch citizen or you have a permanent residence permit, your child's residence permit is then valid for 5 years. 

Legal obligations

There are a number of legal obligations that apply to you and your child.​

The IND monitors your compliance with these legal obligations. Failure to meet these legal obligations may have consequences.

Further applications (extend or change) / return visa

Replace residence permit

Is your child's residence permit damaged, lost or stolen? In that case, have the residence permit replaced.

Extend residence permit

Is your child's residence permit due to expire soon? Apply for an extension.

Change residence permit

When your child has had a residence permit to stay with family for 1 year, you may change his residence permit for an independent residence permit.

Has something changed in your child's situation that influences his residence permit? Please report this immediately to the IND. It may mean that the residence permit has to be changed sooner.

Permanent stay

When your child has had a residence permit to stay with family for 5 years, you may apply for a permanent residence permit on his behalf.

Return visa

If your child is awaiting a procedure, he does not have a valid residence document at present and he wishes to travel outside the Netherlands, he may need a return visa to re-enter the Netherlands. This could be the case if the current residence permit is no longer valid or the current residence permit will expire during his stay outside of the Netherlands. To apply for a return visa he must meet certain conditions. 

Formal decision

​A formal letter with the decision on your application.