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How to Get a Dutch Residence Permit?

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How to Get a Dutch Residence Permit? You made up your mind to settle in the Netherlands. But there is a small issue you need to deal with: residence permit. In this article, we will talk about what you need to know about the Dutch residence permit, in which cases a residence permit can be obtained, what are the steps you need to follow to obtain your residence permit. We came to the Netherlands through business. That’s why we are experienced in this matter. Below we have written ways to get here in different ways. However, we do not have detailed information. Let’s warn you right now.

f you intend to stay in the Netherlands for more than 90 days, you must have a residence permit (standard visa is sufficient for a stay of less than 90 days). Residence permit can be given for situations such as work, family reunification, education, au pairing. Although citizens of some countries can live in the Netherlands without a residence permit.

In order to obtain a Dutch residence permit, you must have a really valid reason. Or if you are thinking of trying to enter the country by waving your arms and saying, “The Netherlands is a beautiful country, you can live here, huh”. Let’s warn now, don’t think 🙂

The documents differ according to the reason for the application. Since we got our residence permit for work reasons, we will be sharing our own experience.

Terms You Should Know

In order to dominate the subject, it is necessary to know certain terms and institutions.

IND (Immigration and Naturilisation Service) / Immigration Office

The way to obtain a residence permit is to apply to the IND, the Immigration Office. It makes all the decisions here. Write your name in your heart as Tarkan said.

MVV (Permission for Provisional Residence)

You can think of MVV as a special visa that some nationalities must obtain. We can call it a pre-registration permit. While tourist visas are type C, MVV is also referred to as type D visa. Thanks to this, you can enter the Netherlands without a tourist visa and receive your residence permit in the Netherlands. But this is not the actual residence permit. MVV is given on a 3-month basis. After entering the Netherlands, you must receive your residence permit card within 2 weeks.

Sponsor

Many types of residence permits require a sponsor. The sponsor can be a person or an institution. If you have found a job, your company is your sponsor, if you are going to graduate, your university is your sponsor. So, in a way, nice people who are leading the way for you to come.

We’ll go into more detail in the employment guide, but the IND has a list of companies and educational institutions that can sponsor. You can find the list here . If the name of the company or educational institution is not mentioned here, it cannot be a sponsor. However, you can apply to be a sponsor. But some companies do not approach it because they find it expensive.

Highly Skilled Migrant

It is useful to know this term as well. Many people who come to the Netherlands from another country to work come in this status. This has advantages for both employer and employee. We will be explaining this in more detail in the guide to finding a job in the Netherlands. Let’s say you are married but one of the spouses found a job. Your spouse also gets a residence permit at the same time as you. You already submit the documents together with the application. In this way, he can come to the Netherlands with you without finding a job, and if he wants to work, he can continue the job search process in the Netherlands.

Also, Highly Skilled Immigrants can receive their residence permits from the Expat Center located in the city where they will live in the Netherlands, instead of the IND office.

How to Obtain a Dutch Residence Permit?

As we mentioned above, a residence permit can be granted in different situations. We will briefly talk about them and touch on our way of coming to the Netherlands by finding a job.

Family Reunification / Partnership

If you marry or partner with a Dutch person or a Dutch residence permit holder, you can also obtain a residence permit. Even in the case of love, these eyes have seen that it is given. For this, the person who is your partner must be your sponsor, apply, and your partnership must be proven. There is no obligation to register to the list mentioned above for the sponsorship in question here. It applies to companies and educational institutions.

We heard you have a job to prove it with photos for the girlfriend status. After obtaining a residence permit, it is obligatory to live at the same address. The same is true for spouses. It would be silly otherwise, wouldn’t it? 🙂

You came to your lover, but you broke up. We seem to hear you say what will happen now. That’s why people usually break up as friends and keep being registered to the same address. But in theory you have to turn pasha pasha.

Dating from Peer Status

Let’s say you started a family with a Dutch person or settled in the Netherlands with your …. spouse’s residence permit. In this case, your residence permit becomes dependent on your spouse’s/partner’s residence permit. What does this mean, if for some reason your spouse’s/partner’s residence permit fails (he came through work but lost his job), then your residence permit is also in danger. If you started working after you arrived, you can ask your employer to apply for a residence permit on your behalf. In this way, you will ensure yourself for any situation.

Education

When you come to the Netherlands for educational reasons, a residence permit can be obtained. Of course, there are certain conditions for this as well. Provides a Dutch residence permit for undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral or research studies. For this, you must be accepted by the school and the educational institution must be on the sponsor list here . Apart from these, there are also different requirements. You can find information specific to your situation at this link .

If you intend to work in the Netherlands after completing your education or research, an extra 1 year residence permit is given for this. A new application must be submitted for this additional period. Details are here .

Au pair (Volunteer helper in child care)

It is also possible to come to the Netherlands to become an au pair. People between the ages of 18-31 can do this. You register at the address of the family you will be staying at and all your expenses are covered by them. This concept exists in many countries. If you cannot come to the Netherlands with different possibilities, this can also be tried. Remember, this method is only valid for one year and cannot be done twice. We leave the details here .

Arriving Through Business

Finding a full-time job and obtaining a residence permit in the Netherlands is actually a very popular method, especially in the last few years. In fact, we should say that it is relatively easier to get a residence permit in this way. By job, the author is talking about a paid job here. You can start a business or find different business opportunities in the Netherlands. In these cases, you can find detailed information about the residence permit from this link .

Removal of Session Permit

We will talk about residence permit through work based on our own experience. Our process was as follows. First I (Zeynep) found a job. The company I was dealing with was already a registered sponsor with the IND. He was also very familiar with the processes. There are documents required to start processes in the IND. An application is made to the IND with documents such as a signed employment contract (are we surprised?), copies of passports, an Antedecents Certificate (if you have a spouse, he will also sign the same form) that you have confirmed that you have not messed up in the past. The only thing to do next is to wait for the answer. Although the IND says 90 days, both our experience and the experience of those around us, the process is concluded within 3-4 weeks.

What You Need to Do to Get a Residence Permit

1- As we mentioned above, you need to get MVV first. The sponsors make the application for MVV. Let’s say you found a job. Your company can apply for both MVV and residence permit at the same time. In fact, the MVV and the residence permit are approved at the same time. You can think of it as if you are using the MVV to obtain a residence permit after arriving in the Netherlands.

2- If the IND approves the MVV, your company will probably notify you. But you will also receive an email from the Dutch Consulate General. This email will contain everything you need to do.

3- You will get an appointment via the link sent by that email. There are documents you need to take with you to the appointment. You wait for that email again. However, we have prepared the following documents. It can be useful for ideas.

  • MVV form (Form here ). This form must be completed for all family members relocating to the Netherlands.
  • Passport with at least 6 months validity
  • 2 photos taken in the last 6 months, 35×45 mm in size, with an open background – think like biometrics, only the size is different
  • International birth certificate (to be obtained from the Civil Registry)
  • Marriage registration sample for those who are married (from the Civil Registry Office)
  • Passport copy of your spouse/partner
  • Marriage certificate for those who are married
  • Population family registration sample (via e-government or from the Population Directorate)

The documents requested at this time may have changed. We did this 3 years ago. An e-mail from the consulate will give you the most accurate information.

Important note: You need to have the documents translated by a sworn translator and apostilled at the notary public where the translator’s oath is taken. In other words, with this process, the document has international validity. There are usually translators around the consulate. Still, it’s important to do it in advance so you don’t have to leave it to the last minute and reschedule.

4- You have to go to your appointment and deliver all the documents. During the application, fingerprints are taken and photographs are taken.

5- We delivered the documents and received our passport with MVV visa on the same day. We cannot describe our happiness that day. It was quite a big step for us.

6- You can enter the Netherlands with this visa. After entering the Netherlands, you need to get your original residence permit within 2 weeks. This issue is critical.

7- To celebrate when you receive your residence permit. We are aware. This is a huge step. Enjoy.

Congratulations! Now you know many things that are required to obtain a residence permit in the Netherlands. We hope this article helped you. If you have any questions, we welcome you in the comments.

Good luck to everyone in this process!

Berry moved to the Netherlands for her art studies. She is living in Amsterdam for 16 years. You can see her in Amsterdam streets with her fancy pink bike. She is a professional photographer and blog journal lover.

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Criticism and resignations after sexist speeches by a university student association in Amsterdam

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The president resigned after three members of the governing body at a caucus party called women “whores” and “semen buckets”.

Sexist speeches at the party organized by the Netherlands’ largest university association (ASC/AVSV ) on July 24, in its Dutch abbreviation), caused a wave of criticism on a national scale. Three male students from the board of directors made misogynistic comments: “If I think she’s going to the NDSM pier [a cultural space in Amsterdam] on Sunday, July 24 in her best dress, then she’s one of them…” . The response from the all-male room was: “Bitch.” In another commentary, women are said to have “semen cubes”, and one speaker even offered to “break their necks to penetrate them”. In light of the facts, the chairman of the group and the trio responsible for these parliaments resigned. The university rectorate will not renew the grant for this association for the time being and 270 students have written rejection letters.

What happens in university associations, in particular the hazing to which new members are subjected every year, does not usually transcend. There is an unwritten law of silence, but this time a video of the celebration has been leaked. In it, you can see the boys, some of them very young, chanting the harangues of their classmates from more advanced courses several times to the cry of “whores”. The celebration took place in separate rooms, for boys and girls, although the rest of the year there are usually joint activities. Some guests left the room at the tone of the speakers. The journalist and feminist Milou Deelen, who was not there, criticizes that those who make these comments “think they are funny, when they are terrible,” the 26-year-old says on the phone.

Adds Deelen: “These guys tease each other because, in the end, they just think it’s great to be able to have sex with as many girls as possible. Saying those things gives them a dangerous sense of power.” Six years ago, she herself was part of Vindicat, a student association at the Dutch University of Groningen. At one point in her studies, Ella Deelen was insulted with a denigrating song sung by her own classmates, and she responded by denouncing the misogyny of her former group. She recorded a video for it where she claimed her sexual freedom, thus showing the double standards that she applied to her. It was the same freedom enjoyed by the boys around her without anyone insulting them.

The association has not responded to calls from El PAÍS, whose president, Heleen Vos, resigned last Thursday. As she has said, “there are members who are opposed to things changing, and much remains to be done.” Shortly before her departure, she had called for “the campaign of intimidation and threats now suffered by the people involved” to stop. Profiles of the three student members of the board circulate on social networks with their pixelated faces and insulting messages. For their part, in their letter, the 270 signatories assure that they are “fed up with this sexism.” “This is not a joke. We have no words to describe what it means for us to be presented in such a disrespectful way at our own dinner and celebration, “adds the note.

Milou Deelen ‘s personal campaign went viral six years ago, and she regrets that things remain the same. She says that it is very difficult to imagine that these male students would want to say something like that, “after the #MeToo phenomenon, when feminism is on the political agenda, and with a recent sexual harassment scandal in the Netherlands, in the music competition The Voice [ The Voice]”. The three students from Amsterdam who have submitted their resignations were at the end of their university cycle, and Deelen finds it “very dangerous that they could hold important and powerful jobs in the future”. “As far as I know, they are no longer active on the board, although they are still members of the society. They wrote their speeches and I think they should be kicked out. If not, things will stay the same,” he asserts.

The student who leaked the images prefers to remain anonymous, and the video was published on Dumpert, a digital platform owned by Mediahuis, a private communication company with assets in Belgium, the Netherlands, Ireland and Luxembourg. The Dutch media have then collected excerpts in their editions. Another video of a show contracted by the same association has also been leaked, where two half-naked women hit the faces of some men on stage with their butts. It was witnessed by hundreds of ASC/AVSV members.

Founded in 1851, ASC/AVSV has 2,700 active members, and Femke Halsema, mayor of the Dutch capital, has also raised her voice calling the rants “incitement to violence against women”. At the moment, she is investigating the possibility of temporarily withdrawing the association’s license. Last year, it no longer received the corresponding contribution, sent by the rectorate, to carry out its activities. Then it was because of the violence of the hazing endured by the new applicants: there were blows, kicks and slaps, and “a change of tone” was announced that has not occurred.

The University of Amsterdam, the Free University (VU) – also in the Dutch capital – and the polytechnic (Hogeschool) have shown their rejection of what happened. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is among the potential employers of these students, has asked the association to remove the institution’s logo “immediately from its website.” And the Heineken brewery, one of the sponsors of the party, has distanced itself from the sexist speeches.

Adds Deelen: “These guys tease each other because, in the end, they just think it’s great to be able to have sex with as many girls as possible. Saying those things gives them a dangerous sense of power.” Six years ago, she herself was part of Vindicat, a student association at the Dutch University of Groningen. At one point in her studies, Ella Deelen was insulted with a denigrating song sung by her own classmates, and she responded by denouncing the misogyny of her former group. She recorded a video for it where she claimed her sexual freedom, thus showing the double standards that she applied to her. It was the same freedom enjoyed by the boys around her without anyone insulting them.

The association has not responded to calls from El PAÍS, whose president, Heleen Vos, resigned last Thursday. As she has said, “there are members who are opposed to things changing, and much remains to be done.” Shortly before her departure, she had called for “the campaign of intimidation and threats now suffered by the people involved” to stop. Profiles of the three student members of the board circulate on social networks with their pixelated faces and insulting messages. For their part, in their letter, the 270 signatories assure that they are “fed up with this sexism.” “This is not a joke. We have no words to describe what it means for us to be presented in such a disrespectful way at our own dinner and celebration, “adds the note.

Milou Deelen ‘s personal campaign went viral six years ago, and she regrets that things remain the same. She says that it is very difficult to imagine that these male students would want to say something like that, “after the #MeToo phenomenon, when feminism is on the political agenda, and with a recent sexual harassment scandal in the Netherlands, in the music competition The Voice [ The Voice]”. The three students from Amsterdam who have submitted their resignations were at the end of their university cycle, and Deelen finds it “very dangerous that they could hold important and powerful jobs in the future”. “As far as I know, they are no longer active on the board, although they are still members of the society. They wrote their speeches and I think they should be kicked out. If not, things will stay the same,” he asserts.

The student who leaked the images prefers to remain anonymous, and the video was published on Dumpert, a digital platform owned by Mediahuis, a private communication company with assets in Belgium, the Netherlands, Ireland and Luxembourg. The Dutch media have then collected excerpts in their editions. Another video of a show contracted by the same association has also been leaked, where two half-naked women hit the faces of some men on stage with their butts. It was witnessed by hundreds of ASC/AVSV members.

Founded in 1851, ASC/AVSV has 2,700 active members, and Femke Halsema, mayor of the Dutch capital, has also raised her voice calling the rants “incitement to violence against women”. At the moment, she is investigating the possibility of temporarily withdrawing the association’s license. Last year, it no longer received the corresponding contribution, sent by the rectorate, to carry out its activities. Then it was because of the violence of the hazing endured by the new applicants: there were blows, kicks and slaps, and “a change of tone” was announced that has not occurred.

 

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Amalia de Orange has broken tradition and will not join the University of Amsterdam student association accused of sexism

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The heir to the Dutch throne makes a “personal” decision to distance himself from a group criticized nationwide for misogyny.

Princess Amalia of Orange , 18, has decided not to join the Amsterdam University Student Association (ASC/AVSV, in its Dutch acronym) for the time being, thus breaking a family tradition with this type of brotherhood that goes back to his great-grandmother, Queen Juliana. The heiress to the throne of the Netherlands will study in the Dutch capital from next September and this is the group that would correspond to her. However, she has made the decision after the sexist speeches made during a party held last July by its members generated a wave of criticism on a national scale. The information service of the royal house (RVD) has confirmed Princess Amalia’s decision to public television, and has described it as “personal”.

The ASC/AVSV association, to which in addition to the students of the University of Amsterdam those of the Free University (VU) —also in the Dutch capital— and those of the polytechnic (Hoge school) can sign up, already lost last year the subsidy it receives from the rectorate to carry out its activities.

So, it was due to the violence of the hazing to which the new partners are subjected. This course, the initiation rituals have been suspended. Scandals due to humiliating treatment in an educational center are also a problem in other countries and for other European royalty. This is the case of the crown princes of Denmark, Federico and Mary, who last June announced that they have decided to change schools for their 16-year-old eldest son, Christian. The young prince will no longer study at the Herlufsholm boarding school, an official report uncovers cases of bullying and harassment. Located about 90 kilometers from Copenhagen, and with a good reputation to date, both brothers will now attend other schools.

In the biography on the Dutch princess Amalia, which appeared in 2021, its author, Claudia de Breij, pointed out that the young woman hoped to enjoy the full experience of the university stage. She wanted to “belong to a student association and live in a house with other students”, as she said. 

Her current resignation shows, however, that she is attentive to what is happening in Dutch society, since becoming a member of these groups is not mandatory. In the case of ASD/AVSV, both the president of the board and three of its male members resigned as soon as misogynistic comments made during the party held on July 24 came to light. That day, the three now-separated students said, among other things, that “women are buckets of semen.” It was also proposed to “break their necks to penetrate them”, and they were called “whores”, in chorus, during a meal. The leaking of a video of the celebration generated a wave of criticism, and 270 students published a letter of rejection.

Amalia de Orange is diligent and passed secondary school with an average grade of 8. Technically, she obtained a diploma cum laude . She at the University of Amsterdam will pursue a three-year degree (Bachelor) in Politics, Economics, Law and Psychology., which requires a selection process. In her family, membership in student associations goes back to her great-grandmother, Queen Juliana, followed by her grandmother, Queen Beatrix. 

Her father, King William, now on the throne, also did, although it was not his intention. According to Peter Rehwinkel, an expert on constitutional law, when William of the Netherlands was crown prince, he “would have preferred not to join a university brotherhood.” “He didn’t want to study at Leiden University either, where future sovereigns used to do it, but he ended up doing both,” Rehwinkel told Dutch television.

As for the place chosen to live, Amalia wanted to reside with other university classmates, although she knew that in her case security measures had to be taken into account. Right now, the shortage of student rooms across the countryit is notorious and the educational centers themselves advise those enrolled to postpone their studies, or even cancel their enrollment, if they do not find accommodation before the start of the course. 

Amalia de Orange will not have these problems. As indicated on her Twitter account by Rick Evers, information expert of the Dutch royal house, the princess will live in a house next to the canals of Amsterdam that is owned by some friends of her parents, the kings Guillermo and Máxima. . At the end of May, RVD spokesmen stated that the space chosen during this stage would be rented to its owners.

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Dutch police announced that more than 100 farmers were detained due to the events in the farmer protests.

In a written statement made by the police, the figures of detention and fines in the farmer protests held since July 22 were announced.

In the statement, which stated that the detentions and penalties made in the said events were not calculated separately, it was reported that the estimated number of detentions was more than 100 and that most of these people were under the age of 30.

The reasons for their detention were given as blocking the roads, throwing dung and garbage on the roads, and burning straw bales.

It was also noted that more than 700 fines were issued, 186 for slowing traffic and 212 for stopping traffic.

Thousands of farms are predicted to close

In the Netherlands, since July, farmers protesting the government’s protests against nitrogen emissions have blocked roads, blocked food centers and spilled dung and hay on the roads.

The farmers, who opposed the government’s decision to reduce the number of cows on the grounds that it caused large nitrogen emissions, held the largest demonstration to date in the city of Stroe on June 22.

The government has set targets to reduce nitrogen emissions by 50 percent in most regions of the country, and 70 and 95 percent in some regions, by 2030, after domestic courts’ infringement decisions on the grounds that they fell short of climate change targets.

According to data based on the Dutch Ministry of Finance, 11,200 farms are expected to be closed by 2030 due to targets to reduce nitrogen emissions in the country.

17,600 farms are expected to reduce the number of available animals by more than a third.

The first meeting between government officials and farmers’ representatives was held on 5 August.

Prime Minister Mark Rutte and other cabinet members also took part in the meeting, which took place in the city of Utrecht, mediated by Johan Remkes, former deputy of the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD).

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