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Permanent residence permit – IND Netherlands

The permanent residence permit application procedure is meant for holders of a residence permit who are holding a valid residence permit for 5 unbroken years. This means that you’ll be eligible for a permanent residence permit.

The difference between the Long-term resident EU permit and the regular permanent residence permit is that the long-term resident EU permit allows the long-term EU residents to apply for a resident permit in other EU member states.  

In order to be eligible for a permanent residence permit, the applicant has to meet certain criteria; 

  • You’ve already had a valid residence permit for 5 consecutive years. The years start counting from the age of 8;
  • You’ve always fulfilled the conditions of your residence permit(s);
  • The purpose of your residence permit was a non-contemporary one;
  • You are registered within the BRP;
  • You have independent, sufficient and sustainable income;
  • You are successfully integrated and you have a civil integration diploma/certificate.

Given our experience at the IND, INLS would be happy to manage your application procedure for a permanent residence permit. 

Please refer to the FAQ list below for more information about the application procedure for a permanent residence permit. 

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The costs for the procedure are €600, (exclusive of the VAT and IND fees)

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Please check the frequently asked questions of this page for more information. For any inquiry, questions or any other immigration services to the Netherlands please don't hesitate to contact us.

Frequently asked questions

Most frequent questions about Permanent residence permit visa application

Answer: You must earn the required amount. The required amount is equal to 70% of the minimum wage.  

The IND fees for the permanent residence permit application procedure are €192,- If you have the Turkish nationality, the IND fees are – based on the Turkish Association Treaty – €64,- 

A child under 18 years old pays €64,- for the permanent residence permit application procedure. A child under 18 years old, who has the Turkish nationality pays €33,- for the permanent residence permit application procedure.  

The IND has a legal term of 6 months to issue a decision on the permanent residence permit application procedure.  

With a permanent residence permit you are free to enter the labour market in the Netherlands. In other words, you can work in the Netherlands without a TWV. 

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