Residence permit for child born in the Netherlands

Last update: 29 May 2022

Your child was born in the Netherlands and does not have a residence permit yet. You have a different nationality than Dutch. Find out what the requirements are and how to apply for the residence permit for your baby born in the Netherlands.

Does your child have the nationality of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland? Then your child does not need a residence permit in the Netherlands. Find out more on the webpage Living in the Netherlands as an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen.

Does your child have the nationality of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland? Then your child does not need a residence permit in the Netherlands. Find out more on the webpage Living in the Netherlands as an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen.

Requirements

The following requirements apply to you and your child:

  • You and your child meet the general requirements that apply to everyone.
  • Your child was born in the Netherlands but does not yet have a residence permit.
  • Your child truly belongs to your family.
  • From the child’s birth, you and your child’s main residence was in the Netherlands.
  • You have a valid residence permit. Or you became a Dutch citizen after the birth of your child.
  • You declare that you are the sponsor for your child. The sponsor is the person who brings the child to the Netherlands. 

Do you and your child meet all requirements? Then the IND will not reject your application if your child does not have a passport.

Child of a Briton with a residence document under the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement

Is 1 parent or are both parents nationals of the United Kingdom with a residence document under the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement? Then apply for a residence document for your child under the Withdrawal Agreement. Find out more about family reunification after Brexit.

Process and costs

These are the steps in the application process for the residence permit:

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Application forms

You can submit this application online. You must have DigiD with SMS verification and internet banking (iDEAL).

Online form

Online application form child born in the Netherlands

Written application forms

Download the form if you prefer to fill in the application in writing and send it by post.

The residence permit

Find out what else you need to know about the residence permit:

Legal obligations

A sponsor has an obligation to provide information and an administrative obligation. Find out more about the legal obligations of the sponsor.  

The IND checks whether you meet your obligations. If you do not, you may get an administrative fine

Validity of residence permit

The term of validity of the child’s residence permit depends on your situation. Do you have a temporary residence permit? Then the end date of the child’s residence permit is the same as the end date of your residence permit.

Are you a Dutch citizen or do you have a permanent residence permit? Then your child’s residence permit will be valid for 5 years.

Other applications

Replacement of the residence permit

Has the residence permit been damaged, lost or stolen? Then have the residence permit replaced. Visit the web page residence permit damaged or change of personal details or residence permit lost or stolen.

Extend the residence permit

 Will your child’s residence permit expire soon? Then you can extend the residence permit.

Apply for a different residence permit

Does your child, who was born in the Netherlands, have a residence permit for residence as a family member or relative? Then you can change their residence permit into an residence permit on independent humanitarian non-temporary grounds.