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Extend residence permit

You need to extend your residence permit if your residence permit is expiring before you are finished with your studies. Only AUAS Immigration Affairs can extend your residence permit on your behalf.


- You cannot extend your residence permit earlier than three months prior to the expiry date. 
- The deadline for submitting your application to extend your residence permit card is two weeks before your residence permit expires.

Residence permit almost expired

If your residence permit is almost expired and you are not yet finished with your studies, you need to extend your residence permit. Usually you will receive a reminder letter from the IND on your last known registered home address in the Netherlands or you can check this by looking up the expiry date on your residence permit card. 

What to do?

  1. You need to send AUAS Immigration Affairs an email to start the extension procedure. We will then send you the extension procedure e-mail with further instructions. Please note: If you do not send immigration an e-mail then unfortunately we cannot process your extension. 
  2. Check the financial requirements(opens in new window)

Requirements for extension  

If you cannot fulfil the following requirements, we cannot extend your residence permit:

  1. Active enrolment at AUAS
  2. Be up to date with tuition fee payments, you cannot have any tuition fee payment arrears
  3. Registration at the municipality(opens in new window) (the IND checks this requirement at the municipality) 
  4. Sufficient proof of financial means living expenses (extensions only)(opens in new window), tuition fee(opens in new window) and payment of the IND fee(opens in new window) 
  5. Insurance(opens in new window) covering your stay in the Netherlands

Avoid a residence gap

It’s your own responsibility to start the application process on time. If you do not extend your residence permit on time you will reside illegally in the Netherlands. This might have severe consequences for your stay in the Netherlands and you risk a residence gap(opens in new window)


Please see the contact details of AUAS Immigration Affairs.