Applying for a Residence Permit

What is a residence permit?

A ‘Regular Residence Permit’ (also known as a VVR) is your licence to remain in the Netherlands. You must apply for the permit from the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) once you have arrived in the Netherlands. If your application is approved, you will receive a plastic ID card that verifies your right to live in the Netherlands. 

Who is required to have a residence permit?

All staff from the countries on Lists II, III and IV needs to have a residence permit in order to stay in the Netherlands for more than 90 days. 

Applying for a residence permit

The TU Delft International Office will assist you in submitting your initial application for a residence permit. The procedure is described elsewhere on this site. Click here for the quick menu.

TB screening

Some applicants are required to be tested for tuberculosis (TB).

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International staff applying for a Residence Permit may be required to undergo tuberculosis screening. This involves a simple chest X-ray.

If you require a screening, the CIO department will schedule an appointment for you.

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