Our Family Immigration Services provide security for the whole family. When relocating to the Netherlands with a family, the priorities are many. But this first step of the relocation process will be to make sure all members are legally residing in the Netherlands. Our services make sure that the entire family is compliant and care-free.
Our Family Immigration Services
We analyse the specific situation and advise the feasibility and the best procedure(s) to follow. We prepare and submit the immigration documents and keep you informed in every step of the process. We also coordinate any necessary appointments at the GGD (TB test) and immigration authorities. Dependent upon the actual situation, following options can be applicable:
If one of the partners is a EU/EER/Swiss national (not being Dutch) and the other partner holds the Non-EU nationality, a special procedure “Verification against the EU law” (Toetsing aan het EU recht) may be applicable. Having this type of the residence permit, allows the Non EU national to stay in the Netherlands as a family member of the EU-national and therewith receive the same rights as an EU national.
If a family member holds the nationality for whom the Schengen-Visa is required to enter the Netherlands, then the so-called “facilitation Visa” (Type C) has to be arranged before moving to the Netherlands. They can apply for this visa at the Dutch Embassy in the country of the residency. When applying for this visa, a Non-EU family member has to mention that he/she intends to live in the Netherlands with the EU family member. The Embassy will ask for the proof (for example, legalised birth/marriage certificates).
You are a Non EU national and wish to live in the Netherlands with your Dutch spouse or partner. In order to be able to apply for a permit, you have to be:
- married to your Dutch partner or have entered into a registered partnership together. Or you are unmarried and have a long-term and exclusive relationship;
- both 21 years of age or older;
- going to live together in the Netherlands;
- in possession of a passed civic integration examination abroad or you are exempted from taking this examination.
Your partner has to:
- have the Dutch nationality;
- have an independent sufficient and sustainable income;
- declare that he or she is your sponsor.
If your child is born in the Netherlands and has a non-EU nationality, you need to apply for a residence permit for him/her. The child needs a:
- Valid passport;
- Birth certificate;
Furthermore, the child has to be:
- born in the Netherlands, but does not yet have a residence permit;
- living with you as part of your family;
- residing in the Netherlands since birth.
- must have lived in the Netherlands (primary residence) since your child’s birth;
- have a valid residence permit since or became a Dutch citizen after the birth of your child.
We recommend you apply for a residence permit for your newborn as soon as he/she receives a passport.