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Residency in the Netherlands by marriage to a Dutch person



Would you like to live in the Netherlands with your spouse or partner?

To live in the Netherlands with your spouse or partner, you need a residence permit.

What are the conditions for this residence permit? How is the application procedure done?

Other conditions apply to persons who have citizenship of an EU country, the European Economic Area or Switzerland and their family members.

There are certain conditions that apply to everyone. Additionally, you and your partner must meet the following conditions:

You and your partner are married to each other or entered into a registered partnership together.

Or, you are not married and have a long-term, exclusive relationship.

You and your partner are 21 years of age or older.

You and your partner will live together.

You must pass the citizenship examination abroad or be exempt from taking this test.

Your partner holds Dutch citizenship or has a valid Dutch residence permit.

Does your partner currently have a temporary residence permit to stay with a family member? Or a temporary residence permit as a long-term resident who is economically inactive? From a temporary residence permit to reside for non-temporary humanitarian reasons?

Your partner must have already lived in the Netherlands with a residence permit valid for at least one year.

Does your partner have a temporary residence permit for exchange (au pair, cultural exchange or work holiday)? Or a temporary residence permit to gain practical experience? Or a temporary residence permit for seasonal work?

Then your partner cannot allow you to come to the Netherlands.

Does your partner have sufficient and sustainable independent income?

Your partner then declares that he or she is your sponsor.

Costs

This application costs € 174.

Apply online

You can submit this application online with DigiD. For the online application, you need:

DigiD with sms code or DigiD app

iDEAL (Internet Banking Service) to pay your application fee

And you must have official, certified foreign documents translated into Dutch, English, French or German.