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Permanent residence permits

Following an uninterrupted stay of at least 5 years in the Netherlands a foreigner may apply for a permanent residence permit.

In order to qualify for this, foreigners must first pass the inburgeringsexam (integration exam). Furthermore, the 5 year ‘uninterrupted residency’ criterion is strictly adhered to, and there can be no gap in the period in which the applicant has officially resided in the Netherlands.

Besides reviewing the length of residency, the Immigration Services (IND) will also make a judgement about an applicant’s ability to support themself. After an uninterrupted stay of 10 years this last criteria will no longer be reviewed.

While such a residence permit is issued as indefinite, the actual document in question will be valid for 5 years. Upon its expiration a simple renewal process is required in order to receive a new one.

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21 July 2022
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18 July 2022
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16 July 2022
Sander helped me with my residence permit as a self-employed person. He listened to my concerns, analyzed my situation, and gave solid advice. During the application process, he actively pushed the IND and ROV for further information and kept…
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14 July 2022
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8 July 2022
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7 July 2022
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5 July 2022
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