Other residence permits

Last update: 14 June 2022

You want to apply for a residence permit for humanitarian reasons. Find out which residence permits there are, where you can go for more information and which application form you need.

Temporary humanitarian

These residence permits have a temporary humanitarian residence purpose. Do you want to find out more about the requirements and the process? Then contact the IND. 

Do you want to apply for a residence permit for one of these residence purposes? Then use the

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  • Victim of human trafficking or witness reporting to the police

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  • Child under supervision

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  • Temporary placement in a foster home or institution based on The Hague Child Protection Convention

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  • Unable to leave the Netherlands without any fault of your own

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  • Westernised Afghan girls and their family

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  • Terminal illness

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Non-temporary humanitarian

These residence permits have a non-temporary humanitarian residence purpose. Do you want to find out more about the requirements and process? Then contact the IND.

Do you want to apply for a residence permit for one of these residence purposes? Then use the

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Family of soldiers at Joint Force Command Headquarters

You can apply for residency as a family member of a soldier at the NATO Joint Force Command Headquarters in Brunssum. The soldier must have a privileged status. Host Country Netherlands (in Dutch: Nederland Gastland) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is responsible for the stay of privileged people. Find out more about  Foreign Affairs on government.nl. 

Pilot Accommodation Scheme for non-EU students from Aachen

The pilot accommodation scheme for non-EU students from Aachen was a collaboration between Germany and the Netherlands. The pilot scheme lasted 5 years and stopped on 1 April 2021. Because of this, you cannot apply for a new residence permit. You can still extend a current residence permit. Do you want to find out more about the requirements and process? Please contact the local council of Kerkrade. This is only available in Dutch.

Investing in the Netherlands

You wish to live and invest in the Netherlands. You need a residence permit for this.

Requirements

  • You meet the general requirements that apply to everyone.
  • You invest a minimum amount of €1,250,000 in a company that is based in the Netherlands or in a fund that, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs, falls within the SEED regulation, a participation fund or contractual partnership that invests in a company in the Netherlands. Investing in real estate for private occupation is excluded.
  • You deposit the amount to be invested into a bank account of a Dutch bank or a bank of an EU Member State with a branch in the Netherlands. This branch is supervised by De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB). Banks subject to supervision make use of the single European licence.
  • Your investment has an added value for the Dutch economy. This will be assessed by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO). The Netherlands Enterprise Agency uses a points system. The added value is there if the investment meets 2 of the following 3 criteria:
    • Within 5 years at least 10 jobs will be created.
    • A contribution is made to increasing the innovativeness of the Dutch company; this may be proven through, among other things, the introduction of a patent, investing in both technological and non-technological innovation or investing in a company that belongs to a top sector.
    • There is another, non-financial added value, such as specific knowledge, networks, clients and active involvement of the investor.
  • The capital which is invested has not been gained through illegitimate means. The IND can ask information about this from the Netherlands Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU-Netherlands). You give permission to investigate the origin of your capital abroad.
  • You have not given incorrect information or withheld relevant information in a previous application for a residence permit.
  • You have not previously been in the Netherlands illegally.
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