You have received a letter from the IND containing a positive decision on your application. This means that your partner will obtain a residence permit for 'residence with partner'. You and your partner now have to arrange a few things.
Is your partner still abroad? Then your partner can now travel to the Netherlands.
Will your partner travel via a different country? Then check whether your partner needs a visa for that country.
To prepare the residence permit, the IND needs your partner's photo, fingerprints and signature. Make an appointment online to have biometrics taken at an IND desk.
You will receive a letter when your partner's residence permit is ready. This is usually 2 weeks after your partner's biometrics have been taken.
Always first make an appointment online to collect the residence permit. The letter states at which IND desk the residence permit is ready. Your partner must collect the residence permit themselves.
Is something not correct? Then tell the IND staff member immediately. They will correct the information and have a new residence permit made free of charge.
Do you (the sponsor) have your own residence permit? In that case your partner's residence permit will be valid until the end date of your permit.
Your partner must register in the Personal Records Database (BRP) at your town hall. Make an appointment yourself with your local council (gemeente). Your partner will then also obtain a citizen service number (BSN).
During registration, the local council will ask for a legalised and translated birth certificate. So have your partner bring this with them when they travel to the Netherlands.
Did your partner advise in the application that they are willing to participate in tuberculosis (TB) research? Your partner must have an examination within 3 months after they obtain the residence permit. If they do so, the IND may revoke the permit.
The appointment can take place in the town where you live. Or in a town close to you. Take the appendix TB test referral form with you to the appointment at the GGD. Fill in your partner's personal details yourself. The staff member of the GGD will complete the rest of the form.