What is a permanent residence permit?
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A permanent residence permit allows you to stay in the Netherlands forever. This permit is officially called a "verblijfsvergunning asiel voor onbepaalde tijd" (permanent asylum residence permit).
Difference between temporary and permanent permit
With a temporary permit, the Dutch government gives you permission to stay in the Netherlands temporarily. A permanent residence permit allows you to stay in the Netherlands forever.
If you apply for asylum in the Netherlands, you always get a temporary permit first. You can only apply for a permanent permit if you have lived in the Netherlands for 5 consecutive years with a temporary asylum residence permit.
Greater certainty about your future in the Netherlands
The IND can only stop your residence permit in the following situations:
If you did not provide the right information about yourself and your situation and the IND finds out.
If you commit a serious crime and are convicted of it.