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Conditions for a permanent residence permit

Last updated: 4/9/2024, 3:55 PM
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If you want to apply for a permanent residence permit, you must meet certain conditions. In this article you will read what those conditions are.

Requirements

In order to be eligible for a permanent residence permit, you must meet the

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Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND)
conditions below:

  • You have lived in the Netherlands for at least 5 consecutive years with a valid Dutch asylum residence permit.

  • Only the years from the age of 8 count toward that 5-year period. Children cannot apply for a permanent residence permit until they are at least 13 years old and have had a valid residence permit since age 8.

  • You always renewed your residence permit on time.

  • You have always complied with the conditions of your residence permit. And you still meet those conditions now.

  • You are not a danger to Dutch society.

  • You did not give false information or withhold information when you applied for your current residence permit.

  • You are registered in the Dutch population register (BRP).

  • You have passed the civic integration exam or do not need to take the civic integration exam.

  • You can pay the cost of the permanent residence permit yourself.

If you meet all the conditions, you can apply to the IND for a permanent residence permit.

Support with your application

Applying for a permanent residence permit can be complicated.

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VluchtelingenWerk Nederland (VWN)
can help you with this.

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