Immigration procedure VVR

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If you have the nationality of one of the following countries you need a residence permit for your stay in the Netherlands: Canada, United States of America, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, Monaco or Vatican City. Please watch the video and follow the steps below for the procedure.

Immigration procedure VVR

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1. Upload the following documents via Hanze Apply

  • A filled and signed personal details form.
  • A copy of your (valid) passport: (Include the pages with your personal details and signature, and if applicable: any pages that contain travel stamps. Make sure to combine the pages into one PDF file.)
  • A filled out and signed Antecedents certificate. (Leave the V-number blank.)

Don’t forget to click on the submit button!

2. Transfer your financial guarantee to our bank account

You can find the banking details for the transaction in the immigration instruction email you have received from us. Don’t forget to mention your full name and student number in the description of your payment.

We don’t accept bank statements. You can find information about the financial guarantee here.

3. Start application

We will start your immigration procedure when:

  • All your uploaded documents for immigration are correct.
  • We have received your financial guarantee.
  • When you have received a letter of acceptance from the student administration.

You will receive a confirmation email after we have sent your application to the IND (Immigration and Naturalisation Service).

We will buy AON complete + student insurance for you when we have sent your documents to the IND. A copy of your insurance certificate will be sent to you by AON.

4. Decision IND

The IND will let us know their decision within 4 weeks. The moment we receive the decision letter, we will send you a copy.

5. Biometric data

The IND needs your biometric data (your photo, signature and fingerprints) to create your residence permit card. As soon as you know your arrival date in the Netherlands, you can book an appointment to have your biometric data taken at one of the IND desks in the Netherlands.

It will take approximately three weeks before your card is ready. We will let you know by email when and where to pick it up.

FAQ VVR procedure