Online application submitted - what happens next?

You have submitted an online application. Find out on this page what happens before the IND decides on your application. Sometimes you or your partner still has to do something.

  • ​Acknowledgment of receipt and decision period

    ​The IND registers your application. This takes a few days. In My IND you can see if your application has been registered under 'Applications'. Then you receive a letter: the acknowledgment of receipt of your application. The acknowledgment of receipt states when you will receive an answer to your application. This is the decision period. The decision period is up to 90 days.

    Expected duration: up to a few days
  • Waiting for a decision

    Now there is a waiting period. This can be a long and tense time. You do not have to do anything. The IND will assess your application. The acknowledgment of receipt states when you will receive a decision on your application. This is the decision period. Has the decision period passed and you have not yet received an answer about your application? Then please contact the IND.

    Letter requesting additional information

    Sometimes you receive a letter in which more information is requested. Perhaps you forgot to provide some documents. Or more information is needed for your application. Read the letter carefully. Do you have questions about the letter? Call the staff member who is handling your application. You can find the telephone number of this staff member in the letter.

    Send the requested documents to the IND on time. Or upload them in Mijn IND in 'Applications'. The letter states the date by which you must submit the requested documents. If you cannot, immediately contact the staff member who is handling your application.

    The IND cannot assess your application until you have provided the documents requested. The decision period will therefore be longer. The new decision period is stated in the letter. And in My IND.

    Expected duration: 90 days
  • Letter with the decision

    ​The IND has decided on your application. Your application has been approved or rejected. The letter tells you what you need to do next. You also see the decision in My IND.