Changing the purpose of your residence permit

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.