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EDUCATION FAMILIES

FAMILIES

Ranked top in the world for children’s well-being by UNICEF, the Netherlands is great for families. • The applications for both the entry visa (MVV) and residence permit are streamlined into one Entry and Residence Procedure (TEV), which can be granted before arrival. • Family immigration policies have been reformed, making it easier and less costly. • Partners or relatives can apply for permits on behalf of family member(s) who live abroad. • Partners do not need to be married to receive residency (under certain conditions). • It is important to visit the IND website (www.ind.nl) for the most recent changes in rules and permit feed. EU/EEA/SWISS NATIONALS AND FAMILY MEMBERS • Register in the Municipal Personal Records Database (BRP) and get your social number (BSN). • Next, make sure you have all the paperwork together: passports, a marriage certificate and birth certificates with an Apostille stamp (if required from your country). Work permits are not required. • And be sure those paperwork documents are translated into Dutch, English, French or German. • Any family members not an EU/EEA/Swiss national? Submit a mandatory ‘verification against EU law’ to the IND for a certificate of lawful residency good for five years. • Visit www.ind.nl for conditions.

NON-EU/EEA/SWISS NATIONALS • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss nationals must have their own, separate, residence permit. • This application fee depends on your personal situation and permit type. • TIP: Partners and family members generally receive the same conditions as the relative they are joining in the Netherlands. • Rates are subject to frequent change, so it is best to refer to www.ind.nl. SIGNIFICANT CONDITIONS • Want to bring a family member to the Netherlands? Sponsor them: sign a declaration, meet certain obligations, and prove you can support your spouse or relative (www.ind.nl has a table of required income levels).

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Expat Survival Guide 2020 - The Netherlands  

The Expat Survival Guide assists your first essential steps: finding a home and job, organising permits, setting up finances and healthcare,...

Expat Survival Guide 2020 - The Netherlands  

The Expat Survival Guide assists your first essential steps: finding a home and job, organising permits, setting up finances and healthcare,...

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