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Partner of a Dutch citizen application – IND Netherlands

Are you the partner of a Dutch citizen and do you wish to stay with him/her in the Netherlands? Then the partner of a Dutch citizen application procedure applies to your situation.  
Has your Dutch partner made use his/her right of free movement in the EU? Then you may fall under the partner of an EU-citizen application procedure.  

If you are a partner of a Dutch citizen and you want to stay with him/her with a valid residence permit, the Dutch partner has to meet certain criteria; 

  • Your Dutch partner has to have independent income;
  • The income of your Dutch partner has to be sustainable;
  • The income of your Dutch partner has to be sufficient.

Given our experience at the IND, INLS would be happy to manage your application procedure partner of a Dutch partner

Please refer to the FAQ list below for more information about the partner of a Dutch partner application.

Frequently asked questions

Most frequent questions about Partner of a Dutch citizen application visa application

Your partner who is residing in the country of origin needs an mvv, except for citizens of the United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea. The MVV procedure is indeed included within the partner of a Dutch citizen procedure. 

The partner of a Dutch citizen residence permit is valid for 5 years.  

The IND has a legal term of 3 months to issue a decision on the partner of a Dutch citizen application procedure.

With a partner of a Dutch citizen residence permit, you can work freely in the Netherlands without a TWV.  

  • The income is independent when you earn the income by yourself;
  • The income is sustainable when you have paid employment for at least 12 months. If your labour contract is valid for less than 12 months, then your income will be considered sustainable if you earn the minimum norm for the last 12 months prior to the application procedure. Is your contract valid for less than 6 months? Then the IND will take a look at your income over the last 3 years. 
  • The income will be considered sufficient if your income is equal to the minimum wage. 

The IND fees for the Dutch citizen application are €210,- Turkish citizens pay €70,- and citizens from Israel and San Marino are exempted from paying the IND fees for their first application for an MVV.  

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