And now you have to make sure you’re legally. A permanent residence permit can be applied for after a 5-year stay in the Netherlands and you must meet the following conditions. And when you apply for a permanent residence permit, it can be with or without the status of a long-term resident EC. We can check which conditions you meet together with you. But with the points below you can already do an initial check.
With Long term resident
You have the nationality of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland. Or you are a family member of an EU/EEA citizen or a Swiss citizen;
- You have been living in the Netherlands for 5 years or more with a valid residence permit;
- You or your sponsor (family member) have sufficient and sustainable income;
- You are registered in the Municipal Personal Records Database (BRP)
- You have a valid passport.
The following persons are considered family members of yours
- Spouse or (registered) partner.
- Ascending family member: parent, in-laws, grandparent
- Family member in the descending line: child, grandchild, great-grandchild
Without long-term resident
- You have been living in the Netherlands for 5 years with a valid non-temporary residence permit;
- You are registered in the Municipal Basic Administration of Persons (BRP)
- You have sufficient and sustainable income;
- You passed the integration exam(if you are not exempt)
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