Applying for a regular residence permit
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Other residence permits also exist in the Netherlands. This is called a regular permit. For both work and study, in most cases, it is only possible to apply for the 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.
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 permit, there are other residence permits, such as residence on medical grounds or a residence permit to stay with (Dutch) partner or other relatives.