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Last updated: 9/1/2022, 2:06 PM

Published at: 9/1/2022, 12:33 PM

No proof of residence stickers available until mid-October

As of Monday, September 5th, you are temporarily unable to pick up a residence sticker at the IND. This is because the stickers are out of stock. The IND expects stickers to be available again as of mid-October. From mid-October appointments can also be made again with the IND appointment planner. If you do not currently have a proof of residence sticker, this will not affect your stay, shelter or opportunities to work in the Netherlands.

With the proof of residence sticker you can prove that as a Ukrainian refugee you are legally residing in the Netherlands. In the past weeks, the IND has issued more than 40,000 stickers.

Stickers temporarily unavailable

The IND has temporarily no proof of residence stickers available due to a delay in the delivery of stickers. This is due to a shortage of raw materials needed to make the sticker.

This means that it will not be possible to pick up a sticker after September 5. Once the IND has certainty about the delivery date, scheduling an appointment will again be possible. The IND expects this to be around mid-October.

Consequences for refugees from Ukraine

Don't have proof of residence yet? You don't have to worry. The IND is trying to provide everyone, who is entitled to it, with a sticker by October 31, 2022

Previously, the sticker was required to work in The Netherlands as of September 1. That date has been pushed back to October 31, 2022. If the IND does not manage to provide everyone with a sticker by October 31, you still do not have to worry.


Do you have any questions? Please call the IND telephone number: +31 88 043 04 30.

Please note that this website refugeehelp. nl is operated by VluchtelingenWerk Nederland. This foundation is not responsible for the sticker process. For questions about the process, it is best to contact the IND.

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