Extending your residence permit in time
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.