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FAQ FOR CURRENT AUAS STUDENTS

In this section you can find frequently asked questions regarding the immigration procedure for international students. The questions are categorized under three specific groups of international students; incoming students, current AUAS students and for students that (almost) finished their study/exchange at AUAS. Please click on the questions below to see the answers.

You always need a valid VVR during the time of your study. If your VVR is about to expire you need to apply for an extension of your current VVR. Usually you will get a letter from the IND during the time you need to extend. Please see the next question on how to apply for an extension.

AUAS’ Immigration Affairs needs to apply for an extension on your behalf, you cannot do this yourself. Please send an e-mail to immigration@hva.nl and you will receive an extension procedure e-mail with all the steps that you need to follow.

AUAS’ Immigration Affairs can send in your file to the IND not earlier than 3 months prior to the end date of your current VVR. To avoid a residence gap it is wise to contact AUAS’ Immigration Affairs in time to arrange your extension. The processing time of the IND concerning extensions may take some time as well.

AUAS’ Immigration Affairs can send in your file to the IND not earlier than 3 months prior to the end date of your current VVR. To avoid a residence gap it is wise to contact AUAS’ Immigration Affairs in time to arrange your extension. The processing time of the IND concerning extensions may take some time as well.

Degree seeking students are bound by two thresholds concerning study progress. The first threshold is the binding study advice (BSA) which is applicable to the first and second year.

The second threshold is the IND requirement. This requirement states that to continue your studies in the Netherlands you are expected to maintain sufficient progress toward a degree. You should earn at least 50% of the credits required per academic year. The educational institution checks this at the end of each academic year. If you do not meet this standard, the residence permit may be withdrawn.

If you lost your residence permit card it is wise to go to the police and report that your document as missing. The police will give you a report and with this report you can go to the IND office to ask for a new residence permit card. Replacement costs can be charged, for more information on this process please contact the IND directly. For more information please visit the website of the IND.

With a valid VVR and passport you can travel during your studies. You can travel freely through the Schengen Area, for every other country usual visa duties apply. If you are awaiting a procedure, you do not have a valid residence document at present and you wish to travel outside the Netherlands, you may need a return visa to re-enter the Netherlands. This could be the case if your current residence permit is no longer valid or your current residence permit will expire during your stay outside of the Netherlands. To apply for a return visa you must meet certain conditions. You must apply for a return visa at your regional IND desk.

3 April 2017