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EU nationals and their family members

All EU citizens and their immediate family members have the right to reside in the Netherlands, without a residence permit.

EU citizens or “Union citizens” are citizens of other EU members states that move to The Netherlands. They have the immediate right to reside in the Netherlands if they are employed, looking for employment, or are entrepreneurs, or if they have sufficient means to support themselves and cover their health insurance.

Third country nationals

For family members of EU citizens who are nationals from another country, outside the European Union – third country nationals – the rights of residence applicable to EU citizens are extended to them as well. Even unmarried partners are often extended the same rights, and treated as Union citizens.

Entry visa instead of MVV

These third country nationals do not need a MVV to enter the Netherlands, and can request an entry visa to the Netherlands from a Dutch Embassy or Consulate in their country of residence/origin. Applying for such a visa is short, and cost free, process. Needless to say, family members who are third country nationals do not need to pass the Dutch integration exam.

5 years residence

After a period of 5 years residence, EU citizens and their family members are eligible for a permanent residence permit. This is the highest residence status in the Netherlands and can only be lost after an absence of two consecutive years.

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9.9
I do not have enough words to fully describe my experience. So smooth. I had to keep up with them, they were that fast in scheduling appointments, doing all of my paperwork without the bare minimum requirement from me. All of my queries were…
10
Mandar Vaidya
30 June 2022
I've applied for Permanent Residence Permit. My case was handled by Edward and Pieter. They have dealt with it so professionally and showed their experience by guiding me through the process. My case was approved within a few weeks after…
10
Mohamed
29 June 2022
Ik ben door deskundigheid goed geholpen door de Esther Wolthuis en Sander Groen. Contact, advies en kundigheid is zeker goed te noemen, een aanrader .
10
Herman
23 June 2022
Esther helped me and my partner in applying for a residence permit. The communication was always professional, polite, and very helpful. Next to this Esther could illustrate the process excellently and prepare us for the necessary steps. Clear…
10
Youssef
21 June 2022
When, shortly before traveling to the Netherlands, we were faced with an unexpected complication, Jelle Kroes provided solid advice and designed an efficient, custom-made solution that helped give us peace of mind.
10
Sebastiaan
21 June 2022
I worked with Esther and Sander and I cannot recommend them more. They provided us with a lot of relevant information and patiently answered all of our questions. They also made it very easy for us to prepare our case by providing a list of…
10
Darpana
17 June 2022
I am a former Dutch national, among those who lost their nationality in 1995. I moved to the Netherlands in order to regain my nationality, and used Kroes Advocaten to make the process as smooth as possible. Inge helped with my many questions,…
10
Paul
14 June 2022
Irene is an excellent lawyer. Her advice and communication reassured us throughout the process. We chose to do both our applications with Kroes Advocaten. Both applications were successful. We strongly recommend hiring Irene to aid in…
10
Johan
13 June 2022
I had a very good experience with Mr. Groen. From the start he gave me very fair and straight forward advices and answers on my case, which made me feel very secure and calm. He was always very proactive with my case and i don't have to remind…
10
Sidharth Singh
7 June 2022
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