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Applying for a regular residence permit
Last updated: 4/11/2024, 8:58 AM

Residence permits other than asylum permits also exist in the Netherlands. They are regular permits. For both work and study, in most cases, it is only possible to apply for a visa in the country of origin.

A study visa

To pursue a Dutch education, you can apply for a study visa at the Dutch embassy or consulate in your country of origin. Please note that only an educational institution recognised by the IND can apply for a residence permit for you.

Work visa

If you want to work as an employee in the Netherlands, you need a combined residence and work permit (GVVA). You and your employer apply for a work visa for the Netherlands at the Dutch embassy or consulate in your country of origin.

Other residence permit

In addition to the above residence permits, there are other residence permits, such as residence on medical grounds or a residence permit to stay with (Dutch) partner or other relatives.

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