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Waiting for the IND's decision

Last updated: 8/29/2023, 4:05 PM
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The Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) has 6 months to decide whether to grant you a permanent residence permit. Those 6 months start after you make the application.

Awaiting the decision in the Netherlands


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must make a decision within 6 months. You may wait in the Netherlands for the decision. You can follow the status of your application online via 'My IND'. To do so, you need
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Sometimes the IND takes longer than 6 months to make the decision

Sometimes it takes longer before you receive a decision from the IND. This happens, for example, when your application is not complete. Or when the IND has to do extra research.

You will then get a letter from the IND saying they need more time. The IND adds the time of extension to the 6 months that the IND has standard time to decide.

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