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Question:

Redirecting Post: How can I get my post redirected to my new residence overseas?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 5:15 PM)
Answer:

It can always be a hassle if your post gets misplaced after you have moved abroad. It may also be difficult for your friends or relatives to contact you if you have moved without letting them know in advance. There is a smart way to ensure any lost or misplaced posts by applying for this service on the Postnl website. This will enable all posts to your old address to be automatically redirected to the new address abroad. This service from Postnl is free of charge. 

To avoid confusion because the website is mainly in Dutch, there is the option of visiting a Postnl office in your area and activating this service.

You can apply for this service online by visiting their Postnl website at: https://www.postnl.nl/ontvangen/post-doorsturen/doorzendservice/.


Question:

Registration at Municipality: When should I register at the municipality?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 5:17 PM)
Answer:

After receiving a residence permit, foreign students can register in their municipality. All students must be registered at their local City Hall. Just call your local City Hall for an appointment.

The Front Desk can make an appointment with the Gemeente (City Hall) for registration of the newly arrived students from abroad in Apeldoorn. For the appointment, students should bring the following documents:

  • Residence permit
  • Passport (original copy)
  • Birth Certificate (with legalised translation in Dutch or English)
  • Accommodation contract
 Citizen Service Number (BSN)  

“Burgerservicenummer” (BSN) is a unique personal number that enables reliable and efficient data exchange between citizens and government. In the Netherlands, all residents must have their own BSN if they wish to engage in either part-time or full-time work or studies, and for administrative issues, such as opening a bank account. 

NOTE:

  • A BSN will be issued to all students upon registering at the Gemeente.
  • The whole process of the BSN number may take 2 to 3 weeks upon arrival.

Question:

Registration Letter: How can I get my registration letter?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 12:53 PM)
Answer:
If you need your registration letter, please send an email to registrar@wittenborg.eu with your full name and student number. We will send it to you after checking your educational status and financial requirements.

Question:

Residence Permit Expired: What should I do if my residence permit has expired but I cannot leave the Netherlands at this moment?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 10:04 AM)
Answer:

Submit an extension application at the IND desk where possible. If this is not possible, you can ask for a return decision at the counter. With a return decision, you then have an additional 28 days to leave the country. You can make appointments at the counter in the usual way, but bear in mind the currently limited services at the IND counters.




Question:

Residence Permit: Do I need a new residence permit after graduating from Wittenborg?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 10:36 AM)
Answer:

If students wish to stay in the Netherlands after graduating, they must apply for a new residence permit. They cannot stay on their study permit.  

Information about the conditions of a search year and applying for a new residence permit are on the website of the IND: https://ind.nl/en/work/Pages/Looking-for-a-job-after-study-promotion-or-research.aspx. After being hired by a Dutch company, the company will apply for a work permit for the student.  



Question:

Residence Permit: How can I collect my Residence Permit from IND?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 5:25 PM)
Answer:

You will need to make an appointment to collect your residence permit, please make an online appointment via this link:  https://portal.ind.nl/oap/en/#/DOC.

Note:

  • Please don't forget to bring your passport and the appointment code with you while going to collect your Residence Permit from IND. 
  • At the IND office, please check your Residence Permit for mistakes in spelling, date of birth and all other personal details. If something is incorrect, mention it during the pick-up at the IND office.



Question:

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

(Last edited: Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 5:32 PM)
Answer:

You are allowed to stay outside of the Netherlands for either a maximum of 6 months in a row, or 3 years in a row each calendar year for a maximum of 4 months in a row. 

For detailed info, please check via: https://ind.nl/en/Pages/main-residence.aspx.

 


Question:

Residence Permit: I am from the UK. Am I exempt from applying for a residence permit in the Netherlands post Brexit?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 5:38 PM)
Answer:

No. As you will know, the UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. Because your right of residence has changed as a result of Brexit, you have to arrange your residence after Brexit.

The Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) has come up with a Withdrawal Agreement with the UK. This agreement consists of a transition period from 1 February, 2020, up to and including 31 December, 2020, during which UK nationals who are already here in the Netherlands must take action to make sure they can also stay in the Netherlands after 31 December, 2020, by submitting an application for residence. To make sure you are ready to submit your application online, please first take care of the next few things first:

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If you have not already done so, register yourself in person in the Personal Records Database (Basisregistratie Personen or BRP) at your town hall. The IND is linked to the BRP. If you register in the BRP, the IND can get in touch with you.

  1. Then apply for a DigiD. With your DigiD, you can easily submit an online application to the IND. Do you already have a DigiD but no sms-verification? You can also set this up on My DigiD.
  2. Then make sure that you will also receive post from the IND digitally. Use your DigiD to log in to MijnOverheid at https://mijn.overheid.nl/. There you can access your Berichtenbox (message box) where you can receive digital post from government institutions, including the IND. Go to Instellingen (Settings) and under Landelijke Organisaties check Immigratie- en Naturalisatiedienst (Immigration and Naturalisation Service, the IND).
  3. Open a Dutch bank account. You need this to set up iDEAL, an online payment method. You will need iDEAL to pay for an online application for a residence document.
  4. Do you have another EU/EEA or Swiss nationality? Make sure that nationality is listed in the Personal Records Database (BRP). Then you will not receive an invitation letter because you will not need a residence document.

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It is very important that your personal details in the Personal Records Database (BRP) are correct, as based on these details the IND will send invitation letters. In this letter, the IND will invite you to submit an application for residence after 31 December, 2020. If your application is approved you will receive a (new) residence document, which you will need to continue to live, work and study in the Netherlands. The application costs €58 for adults and €31 for children under 18.


Question:

Residence Permit: I have arrived in the Netherlands, but I cannot collect my residence permit, as IND has limited their office hours. What can I do?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 9:34 AM)
Answer:

If your residence permit is ready to be collected at the IND office, Wittenborg will have informed you of the collection of your residence permit by email.  

The current IND regulations state that you must pick up your residence permit within 3 months as stated on your MVV sticker. However, if you are unable to do so, as the IND states that the residence permits cannot be picked up at the IND office until 6th of April, please inform us (email registrar@wittenborg.eu) if you cannot meet the 3-months deadline. Wittenborg will then request IND for an extension of these 3 months, so that you can collect your residence permit later at the IND office. 



Question:

Results: How can I check my results online?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 5:41 PM)
Answer:

Results details are available for current students in Osiris. All current students will have the option to check their results and transcripts and the option to print it.

  • Go to http://myresults.wittenborg.eu. Or click 'Online Library and Resources, My Results' from the top menu bar.
  • Log in with your Wittenborg credentials (same as WB Online & Timetable).
  • Click on Progress and choose Only print contributing test results.
  • Select Show on screen to view the results on screen or Download file to download your results.



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