The Dutch IND has extended the deadline for applying to stay in the Netherlands, now that Brexit has occured
By Thomas Ansell
Now that the UK has left the European Union, British people require a residence permit in order to continue living, working, and studying in the Netherlands. British people have been able to get a residence permit through the IND (Immigration and Naturalisation Service) since 2020: the permits stay valid for up to five years, and separate permits are available for permanent residents.
Previously, the IND had imposed a deadline for applications of the end of July, however this has now been extended to October 1. People applying for this residence permit must have been living in the Netherlands before January 31, 2020.
Once the application has been received by the IND, people can book in a ‘biometrics’ appointment at the IWCN in Groningen (if they live in the North), or via the IND website for other areas. The IND’s website has all of the requirements, as well as an online application portal.
After October 1, British citizens that want to come and live, work, or study in the Netherlands will have to apply for a ‘third-country’ permit.