Frequently asked questions

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Frequently asked questions

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  • Am I allowed to bring a second spouse to the Netherlands?

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  • Can I bring my child older than 18 years to the Netherlands?

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  • I’m going to study in the Netherlands. Can my partner also come to the Netherlands?

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  • Am I allowed to change to another educational institution?

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  • What is the status of my application?

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  • How can I get in touch with the person that is processing my application?

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  • Has the IND received my application?

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  • What is the difference between a residence permit as holder of a European blue card and a residence permit as highly skilled migrant?

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  • What is the difference between a residence permit for research (Directive (EU) 2016/801) and a residence permit as researcher (highly skilled migrant)?

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  • For how long is my signed proof of sponsorship/accommodation valid?

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  • Can I sponsor more than one person?

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  • I'm listed in the Personal Records Database (BRP) with an unknown nationality. Do I still have the renunciation requirement?

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  • What is the V-number?

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  • How long may I stay outside the Netherlands with my valid residence permit?

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  • Can I make an arrangement to pay the fees in installments?

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  • What do I have to do as an employee if I go to work for a different employer?

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  • The ‘next’ button does not work. What should I do?

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  • There is a question but I do not understand what it is asking. Where can I find an explanation?

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  • Can I submit an online application for an extension for my minor child?

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  • I want to upload more files than is allowed. Is this possible?

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