Permanent Residence

When you intend to live in the Netherlands permanently, you may want to apply for a permanent residence permit.

Permanent Residence Service

A permanent residence permit can be applied for after a 5-year stay in the Netherlands.

Settle Service will inform about the documents needed and will prepare and submit the immigration documents. We will coordinate any necessary appointments at the immigration authorities. Settle Service will inform all parties involved during the process.

 

Conditions

When you apply for a permanent residence permit, this could be with or without the status of long-term resident EC. Please find herewith an overview of the conditions:

Without Longterm resident EC:
  • You have been living in the Netherlands for 5 years or more with a valid residence permit;
  • Your stay in the Netherlands was uninterrupted;
  • You hold a valid non-temporary residence permit;
  • You are registered in the Municipal Personal Records Database (BRP)
  • You have sufficient and sustainable income;
  • You have passed the civic integration exam (there are exemptions to this requirement, so when you feel you might be exempted, please check with us!)
With Longterm resident EC:
  • 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. The following persons are considered family members:
    • Spouse or (registered) partner.
    • Family member in the ascending line: parent, parent-in-law, grandparent
    • Family member in the descending line: child, grandchild, great-grandchild
  • You have been living in the Netherlands for 5 years or more with a valid residence permit;
  • Your stay in the Netherlands was uninterrupted;
  • 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.

Settle Blog

The official salary requirements 2020 for the 30% ruling (existing and new rulings) have not yet been published by the Dutch Tax Authorities. But based on the increase of the salary requirements in 2019 (compared to the salary requirement in 2018), we are speculating an increase of more or less 1,2%. Current salary requirements 2019 […]

Speculated salary requirements 2020 for the 30% ruling

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