Foreign Nationals Identity Document (model 2014)

Last update: 19 January 2023

A Foreign Nationals Identity Document (VI) is a valid proof of identity. There are 3 types: the type W document, the type W2 document and the type O document. 

Foreign Nationals Identity Document: Type W document (model 2014)

A Type W Foreign Nationals Identity Document is for persons who have submitted applications for a temporary or permanent asylum residence permit and are still waiting for a decision by the IND. 

They can demonstrate their identity, nationality and legal residence in the Netherlands with the Foreign Nationals Identity Document. The document is not a residence permit. It is also not a travel document.

Model 2014 Vreemdelingen identiteitsbewijs voorkantModel 2014 vreemdelingen identiteitsbewijs achterkant

Foreign Nationals Identity Document: Type W2 document (model 2014)

A Type W2 Foreign Nationals Identity Document is for persons who are allowed to be in the Netherlands temporarily because of one of the following situations: 

  • The person is unable to travel because of illness and has therefore been granted postponement of departure.
  • The person is a victim or witness-informant of human trafficking. 
  • The person has applied for asylum before, and has now applied for a residence permit for a different reason. 
  • The person is waiting for transfer to another Member State. Under the Dublin Regulation that other Member State is responsible for processing the asylum application submitted. 
  • The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has issued an interim court order under Rule 39 of the Rules of Procedure of the ECHR, and the State of the Netherlands has applied for suspension of removal.

An insert sheet with a “general residence” sticker also belongs to the Foreign Nationals Identity Document W2. They can demonstrate their identity, nationality and legal residence in the Netherlands with the document and insert sheet. The document is not a residence permit. It is also not a travel document.

voorkant w2-document model 2014achterkant W2-document model 2014

Foreign Nationals Identity Document: Type O document (model 2014)

A Type O Foreign Nationals Identity Document is for persons who have fled from Ukraine and come under the European Temporary Protection Directive (Ukraine). 

They can demonstrate their identity, nationality and legal residence in the Netherlands with the Foreign Nationals Identity Document. Persons with a Foreign Nationals Identity Card type O are allowed to work in the Netherlands. The employer does not need a work permit (in Dutch: tewerkstellingsvergunning or TWV) for this. 

The document is not a residence permit. It is also not a travel document.

O-document fronttype O back

Authenticity features (model 2014)

Show details Hide details