Collecting MVV temporarily changed due to situation Russia

Last update: 22 February 2023

A number of temporary changes apply to Russians who stay outside of Russia and have applied for a provisional residence permit (MVV). This is due to the situation in Russia. Read which changes there are and in which situations they apply.

Collecting MVV temporarily not mandatory for Russians in the Netherlands

Are you Russian? And have you applied for a an MVV (entry visa) outside of the Netherlands? Or has your sponsor applied for you in the Netherlands? You temporarily do not need to collect your MVV from the Dutch embassy in Russia, if you meet these requirements:

  • You have received a positive decision on your MVV application.
  • You are in the Netherlands on a short-stay visa.
  • You cannot or do not want to travel back to Russia because of the situation in that country.

Make an appointment at an IND-desk

Do these requirements apply to you? You can then call us to make an appointment at an IND desk. During the appointment, an IND staff member will check your documents. They will also take your biometric details (photo, fingerprints and signature). We use these to create your residence document.

Documents to bring to appointment 

  • the letter stating that you are getting a residence permit (kennisgeving)
  • the original documents mentioned in this letter
  • your passport

Collecting or applying for MVV in country other than Russia

Are you Russian and are you outside of the Netherlands and not in Russia? And have you received a positive decision on your MVV (entry visa) application? You may be able to collect the MVV at a Dutch embassy or consulate in the country where you are staying. Please call your contact person at the IND if you want to change the embassy. You can find the phone number in the letter from the IND stating that you will receive an MVV. 

Applying for an MVV in the country where you are staying

You can potentially apply for an MVV at the Dutch embassy or consulate in the country where you are staying. Use the website of Netherlands Worldwide to enter the country where you are staying.  By doing this, you can see at which Dutch embassy or consulate you can start the mvv application. Then make an appointment to submit your mvv application.