Extend residence permit
If your residence permit is expiring before your studies are finished, you need to extend it through AUAS Immigration Affairs.
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. It’s your own responsibility to start the application process in time. If you do not extend your residence permit in time you will reside illegally in the Netherlands. This might have severe consequences for your stay in the Netherlands. Only AUAS Immigration Affairs can extend your residence permit on your behalf. You cannot do this yourself directly with the IND.
REQUIREMENTS FOR EXTENSION
Active enrollment at AUAS
Be up to date with tuition fee payments, you cannot have any tuition fee payment arrears
Registration at the municpality(opens in new window) (the IND checks this requirement at the municipality)
Sufficient financial means for living expenses(opens in new window), tuition fee(opens in new window) and payment of the IND fee(opens in new window)
Insurance(opens in new window) covering your stay in the Netherlands
take appropriate action on time, see the text below
If you cannot fulfil these requirements, we cannot extend your residence permit.
HOW TO PREPARE
You can prepare yourself in advance in four ways:
Read this entire extension website
Check the costs(opens in new window) page
Check the proof of financial means (for extensions only) page
Fill out our extension form
WHAT TO DO
You need to fill out this form (hyperlink follows shortly). After you have filled out the form you will receive extension procedure e-mail from AUAS Immigration Affairs. In this e-mail we will inform you about the documents and payments you need to hand in.
WHEN TO TAKE ACTION
You cannot extend your residence permit earlier than three months prior to the expiry date. 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 yourself by looking up the expiry date on your residence permit card.
DEADLINE TO AVOID A RESIDENCE GAP
To avoid a residence gap, the deadline for submitting your application to extend your residence permit card is one month before your residence permit expires. A residence gap (opens in new window)means that the validity of your residence permit is not continuous, which could have influence on further residence permit applications in the future.
TRAVELING AFTER YOUR RESIDENCE PERMIT IS INVALID
If your residence permit is expired, but you are in procedure of receiving a new one, you are not residing illegally in the Netherlands. However, traveling will be more complicated. You might need a return visa to travel and return to the Netherlands. More information can be found here.
Please see the contact details of AUAS Immigration Affairs.