Residence Permit: How will travelling back to my home country affect my residence permit?

(Last edited: Friday, 21 January 2022, 4:35 PM)

  • You stay outside the Netherlands for more than 6 months in a row. due to circumstances beyond your control.

  • For 3 consecutive years you have been outside the Netherlands for more than 4 months in a row. The IND only counts these 4 months per calendar year (January to December).  We do not add up individual periods you spend abroad over these 3 years. You have moved the centre of your activities abroad. This means that you cannot prove that you carry out most of your activities in the Netherlands. The IND looks at this case by case.

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