You would like your non-EU family member to come and live with you in the Netherlands. Your family member needs a residence permit for this. On this page you can find out how to apply for a residence permit.
You will now read how to apply for the residence permit.
In order to travel to the Netherlands, your family member needs a special visa, a provisional residence permit (mvv). You must apply for the mvv and residence permit at the same time. Sometimes your family member does not need an mvv.
But the IND advises that you first apply and wait for the decision. After a positive decision your partner travels to the Netherlands.
Then the procedure is a little bit different than describe in Steps application procedure.
You submit the application at the Dutch embassy in the country where you live (or a neighbouring country). The embassy sends the application to the IND. Is the decision positive? Then your partner collects the mvv at the embassy. After collecting the mvv you both travel to the Netherlands within 3 months. Other than this the procedure is the same as describe in Steps application procedure.
You travel to the Netherlands together. Here you start the application. For this you follow the procedure described in Steps application procedure.
In order to apply for (an mvv and) a regular residence permit you will have to make a lot of arrangements. Good preparation is therefore important. Here we help explain what you need to do in several steps.
The provisional residence permit (mvv) is a visa you need if you wish to stay in the Netherlands for more than 90 days. For more information, check Regular provisional residence permit (mvv).
A sponsor is a person, employer or organisation that has an interest in the arrival of the foreign national in the Netherlands. A sponsor has rights, but also obligations with regard to the foreign national. The sponsor can start the application for the foreign national from the Netherlands .