What is the status of my application?
The IND does not provide information on the status of your application as long as a decision has not been made. In most situations, a (statutory) decision period applies. The IND can make use of the entire decision period to process your application.
It does not help to call or mail the IND, or to visit the IND Desk to ask the status of your application if the statutory or reasonable decision period has not yet passed. The IND cannot give you information on the status of your application.
Can I make an appointment online to visit an IND Desk?
The online appointment service is available for the following products and services:
- Providing biometrics.
- Collecting a residence document.
- Applying for a residence endorsement sticker.
- Applying for a return visa.
- Taking a DNA test
I have submitted an application. When do I have to provide my biometric information?
If you (or your sponsor) have submitted an application in writing, the IND will send you an acknowledgement of receipt. If you have received this letter, you have to go to an IND-desk within 2 weeks to provide us with your biometric information. The IND needs this data in order to make your residence document.
Please make an appointment online to provide your biometrics. At the IND-desk, your fingerprints will be taken. Also, a photo will be made and you give your signature.
How can I get in touch with the person that is processing my application?
If you would like information on your application (requirements, requested documentation, decision period, letters sent by the IND), we advise you to check our website first. If you have any additional questions, you can call us at 0880 - 430 430 (normal charges apply, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm). Have you received a letter from the employee who is processing your application and do you have specific questions concerning this application? Then, you can contact the employee who is processing your application directly. For instance, if you cannot provide us in time with requested documentation. You will find the direct phone number of the employee concerned in those letters (under ‘Contactpersoon’).
Has the IND received my application?
If you have sent an application to the IND, a notification of receipt will be sent to your home address. If you have not heard from us after 10 working days , you can contact us at 0880 - 430 430 (normal charges apply, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm). If you call us within these 10 working days, chances are that your application form has not yet been processed and we therefore cannot confirm receipt of your application.
I want to travel, but I don't have a passport. What can I do?
Do you have a valid residence permit? Then sometimes you may qualify for an alien’s passport. For example, if you are unable to obtain a passport from your country of origin. You can use your alien’s passport to travel to all countries except your home country. You still need a visa for many countries. You can apply for a passport to the municipality where you are registered.