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RESIDENCE PERMITS

A temporary residence permit is conditional and relates to the purpose of your stay. A permanent residence permit is unconditional. WHAT KIND OF RESIDENCE PERMIT?

MVV (MACHTIGING TOT VOORLOPIG VERBLIJF)

• Eligibility and the type of residence permit (verblijfsvergunning) you need, depends on a variety of factors (age, income, country of origin, and so on). Temporary residence permits are renewable and issued for a set period, for up to five years. They usually last the length of your stay (work contract, study program, etc.). • After 5 years of legal, continuous residency, you can apply for permanent residence or consider citizenship (see below). EU/EEA/SWISS NATIONALS AND RELATIVES • For EU/EEA/Swiss nationals, your passport or ID proves your right to live and work in the Netherlands. Delete: Croatian citizens however need a work permit for their first 12 months of employment, this is not correct, no longer the case, since July 2018) • If you are staying more than four months, you need to register at a local municipality, get a social number (BSN), and take out Dutch health insurance. Any non-EU/EEA/Swiss family members must apply for a certificate of lawful residence and show proof of their relationship to the national. • After five years of residency, all EU/EEA/Swiss nationals and family members (who have lived with them) are eligible to apply for ‘permanent residence for EU citizens’.

• A visa sticker placed in a passport valid for 90 days. Travel to the Netherlands must be done within 90 days! Expats coming to the Netherlands must wait for the approval decision in their home countries. With the MVV-visa sticker they can enter the Netherlands. Their residence cards will be waiting for them at a designated IND desk. Nationals from EU/EEA/Switzerland (and their family members), Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, South Korea, US and Vatican City do not need an MVV. For these nationals, biometrics needs to be done in the Netherlands after arrival; residence permit will be made thereafter.

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NON-EU/EEA/SWISS • Also called “third country” nationals need a residence permit to stay over three months and possibly temporary permit (MVV) to enter the Netherlands. • MVV and residence permit can be applied for with one application called the Entry and Residence Procedure (TEV). • Sponsors – employer or family members – can apply for the permit on national’s behalf before arrival.

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