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Last update: 19 January 2023

The IND can place a sticker in a travel document. The sticker shows that the person is (temporarily) lawfully in the Netherlands. Find out which types of stickers the IND issues and how to know whether a sticker is genuine.

Types of stickers (model 2014 and model 2003)

The IND can issue the following types of stickers: 

  • general residence endorsement
  • residence endorsement for continuation processes 
  • residence endorsement for Community nationals
  • visa for re-entry to the Netherlands
  • conditional entry
  • residence endorsements subject to supervision
  • residence endorsement for interim measures
  • certificate of registration for EU citizens
  • residence endorsements temporary protection

Model 2014

model 2014 Sticker

Model 2003

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Insert sheet

The IND sometimes places the sticker on a separate insert sheet, for example if the sticker cannot be placed in the travel document.

Authenticity features (model 2014)

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Authenticity features (model 2003)

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