In most cases, residence permits are issued for a certain period. The first residence permit with the purpose of staying with a partner is valid for a period of maximum 1 year. Before the residence permit expires, the application for an extension has to be submitted. In certain cases, it is possible to apply for a “permanent residence permit”.
Residence permit expired? When you are too late with extending your residence permit, it invalidates your lawful stay in the Netherlands. In most cases this can be resolved by submitting the application. Contact our help desk.
Changing your Dutch residence permit
Sometimes a change in the type of residence permit is needed. For instance: you need a residence permit based on the purpose to stay with your partner instead of a residence permit for work. It could also be that, there is a change of employment or partner. In those cases, we can apply for a change of purpose of stay for you. You don’t need to return to your country of origin. However, you do need to possess certain documents.
Make use of our expertise in residence permits for The Netherlands
In order to avoid any unwanted surprises for you, our expert attorneys or lawyers can help you with either the application for a residence permit, prolonging your residence permit or changing the purpose of your stay.