The following requirements apply to you:
- You are in the Netherlands.
- You applied for asylum in the Netherlands before. The IND rejected this application, or the IND withdrew your asylum residence permit.
- There are new elements and findings relevant to your situation. For example, events have changed your personal situation or the situation in your country of origin. The new information can also be a policy change or a court judgment. You were not able to present these elements and findings during your previous asylum application.
The application process for the residence permit consists of the following steps:
The residence permit
There are some other things you need to know about your residence permit.
Working with your residence permit
You are free to work in the Netherlands. Your employer does not need a work permit (in Dutch: tewerkstellingsvergunning or TWV). On the back of your residence permit it says ‘Free to work. Work permit not required' (in Dutch: Arbeid vrij toegestaan. TWV niet vereist). TWV stands for tewerkstellingsvergunning which means work permit in Dutch.
You have an obligation to provide information. This means that you must inform the IND of changes in your situation. Read more about your obligation to provide information.
The IND checks whether you meet this obligation. If you do not, you can get may get an administrative fine.
Validity of residence permit
A temporary asylum residence permit is valid for 5 years.
Replacement of the residence permit
Has the residence permit been damaged, lost or stolen? Then have the residence permit replaced. Go to the page residence permit damaged or change of personal details or residence permit lost or stolen.
Extend the residence permit
Will your residence permit expire soon? Then you can extend your residence permit.
Permanent residence permit
Have you had a temporary asylum residence permit for 5 years? Then you can apply for a permanent asylum residence permit.