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Renewal of residence permit

  • How do I extend my residence permit?

    If your residence permit expires within 3 months, it is wise to start up the procedure for its extension. Below you can find all the different checklists, depending on your situation.

     

    More information

    For the most up-to-date forms, please contact the Immigration Service Desk. Please note that if you are a PhD-student or staff member, your department must inform the ISD about the extension of your stay first.

    Once you have prepared all documents, you can submit your documents online. If you prefer to submit them in person, you can make an appointment

    Questions?

    If you want to change the type of residence permit your have, or if you currently have a residence permit for ‘study’ that was applied for by another university (of applied sciences) or employer, please contact the ISD. Please always make sure that you send along a scan of the front and back of your current residence permit card. The ISD will then send you the correct checklist.
    If you want to replace your residence permit due to loss or incorrect details, please consult the information here: What do I need to do if my residence permit card has been stolen, broke, or holds incorrect details?

  • Can I extend my family members residence permits through the UG?

    The Immigration Service Desk (ISD) of the University of Groningen gladly assists UG staff with their family members’ visa and/or residence permit application(s). However, you are not required to apply for your family members through the ISD. You can also do so yourself.

    Unfortunately the ISD cannot assist students with applications for family members. Students must arrange this themselves.

    More information
    You can download the correct checklist here. Make sure you download the checklist that corresponds to your situation in terms of salary and employer.

    Once you have prepared all documents, you can submit your documents via e-mail to isd-staff@rug.nl. If you prefer to submit them in person, you can make an appointment.

    Questions?
    If you want to apply for your family members without the assistance of the ISD, please consult the information on the Immigration and Naturalisation (IND) website.
  • How do I apply for a permanent residence permit?

    If you have 5 years of consecutive legal stay in the Netherlands, you may be eligible to apply for a permanent Dutch residence permit.

    This type of application must be submitted by you yourself. The University of Groningen (UG) is no longer involved, as we no longer act as your recognised sponsor to the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) for this residence permit application.

    More information
    You can find all the information and requirements regarding a permanent residence permit on the website of the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND).

    Once you have prepared your application, you can make an appointment with the International Service Desk (ISD) to have your application checked.
  • How do I apply for a search year or orientation year residence permit?

    If you have obtained a Dutch bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate’s degree, or have graduated within the past 3 years from a university that is listed the top 200 of the general ranking lists, you may be eligible to apply for a residence permit with the purpose of search year.

    Please note that this type of application must be submitted by you yourself. The University of Groningen is no longer involved, as we no longer act as your recognized sponsor to the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) for this residence permit application.

    You can find all the information and requirements regarding a permanent residence permit on the information on the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) website.


    Once you have prepared your application, you can make an appointment with the Immigration Service Desk (ISD) to have your application checked.

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