You wish to apply for permanent residence
After five years of legal uninterrupted residence in the Netherlands, you will be able to apply for a EU long term residence or a national permanent resident permit.
You wish to apply for continued residence
After five years (and in some cases after three years) of legal residence on the basis of a dependent resident permit or a permit with a specific purpose (for example a medical permit or a family residence permit), there are possibilities to apply for continued residence. This is usually the step before applying for a permanent resident card. We can advise you and assist you in these matters.