Applying too late and illegal stay
Are you applying for a residence document on or after 1 October 2021? Then, your application is too late. The IND does process late applications. If your application is late, but before 1 October 2022, you do not need to explain why you are late.
Do you apply on or after 1 October 2022? Then, during your online or written application you always need to explain why your application is too late. Also enclose supporting documents. After that, the IND will decide if you have a good reason for being too late. The IND will only consider late applications done on or after 1 October 2022 if you have a good reason.
If your application is late, your stay in the Netherlands becomes illegal. Illegal stay has serious consequences for you, such as losing work, benefits and subsidies. Does the IND grant a late application? Then your stay will have been legal from 1 October 2021.
Process and costs
These are the steps in the application process for the residence document.
You can apply online if you are a UK national. To do so, you need DigiD with SMS verification and internet banking (iDEAL).
Online application form temporary residence document WA
Written application forms
You must use the written application form in one of these situations:
• You are family of a UK national. And the UK national does not have to submit an application for themselves or has already got a residence document.
• You are family of a UK national. And the UK national has already submitted an online application as main applicant for other family members.