Hélène Jonker writes a bi-weekly immigration law column in a local newspaper. These columns are also featured below.

Permanent residence

A foreign national may apply for a permanent residence permit after having resided in the Netherlands for five consecutive years. The Dutch Integration exam must have been successfully passed in order to be eligible for the permanent residence permit.

Although the residence permit is issued as a permanent residence right, a renewal process is required after five years. We will be happy to apply for permanent residency and assist in the renewal process.