Migration signifies: crossing the border, leaving the beaten path behind. This demands courage. Every migrant has a unique story to tell. That is our inspiration.

Direct contact

Call us You can reach us at
+31 (0)20 520 7050

Provisional Residence Permit (MVV)

An MVV is a visa for stays in the Netherlands lasting longer than three months.

Foreigners intending to reside in the Netherlands need to arrive with a valid MVV in their passport. Without a valid MVV a residence permit cannot be requested.

Exceptions to the MVV requirement are citizens of the United States of America, Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea. Furthermore, citizens of the European Union, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway and Lichtenstein are also exempted from this requirement.

Foreigners who need the MVV visa can use the Admission and Residence Procedure (TEV). This TEV-procedure is a procedure by which no longer two separate applications for the MVV and the residence permit has to be submitted. Once the MVV visa has been issued under the TEV-procedure, the residence permit will be automatically granted. The sponsor in the Netherlands can submit the MVV visa and residence permit application for the foreigner in the Netherlands.

When being applied for, the purpose of the MVV needs to be included in the application. The residence permit can only be granted for the purpose for which MVV was granted.

Do you have questions?
Irene can advise you.

News and events

Dutch returning expat: rules easened

27 February 2017 Dutch returning expats with his/her non EU dependents must also qualify for the Dutch Immigration rules for family reunification . Hurdle for...

Dutch embassy in Brasilia will close doors for consular affairs

10 June 2016 As of 1 October 2016 the consular affairs offices in the Dutch embassy in Brasilia and the Dutch consulate-general in Rio de Janeiro will its...

News and events

News and events

British? Apply for EU permanent residence now!

11 January 2019 In case of a hard Brexit (‘no deal’) British nationals will lose their EU status and become third country nationals after 29 March 2019. What...

Government filing fees for highly skilled migrant permit reduced

2 January 2019 The Immigration Service has lowered the government filing fees in 2019 for the highly skilled migrant permit, intra corporate transferee and EU...

News and events