If you have an asylum residence permit and want to reunite with family members, you can ask to have your family members come over to the Netherlands. This is called family reunification. On this page you can read about family reunification.
Conditions for applying for family reunification
If you want your family members to come to the Netherlands, you must apply for family reunification with the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND). You must apply for family reunification within 3 months of being granted a residence permit. This is called the 'nareistermijn'.
You need these documents for family reunification
When applying for family reunification, you must send supporting documents to the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND). These are documents that prove the identity of your family member and the family relationship between you and your family member.
This is how the process of family reunification goes
After you submit your application for family reunification, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) must review it. It can take several months to more than a year for the IND to decide on your application for family reunification.