I want to apply for a permanent residence permit

Do you want to apply for a permanent residence permit? If so, you must meet the following requirements.

  • There should be no interruption of your stay (a ‘residence gap’). You must have lived in the Netherlands for at least five consecutive years and held a valid residence permit throughout
  • You earn at least the minimum wage and have an employment contract for at least another year at the time of application. If you have been a legal resident in the Netherlands for 10 years or more at the time of the application, this requirement does not apply to you
  • You have passed the civic integration examination or obtained a similar diploma
  • You have no criminal record

You must apply for a permanent residence permit with the IND (Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service). You will receive confirmation of receipt from the IND by post. The IND must reach a decision within six months.

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