As from July 1st, 2015, highly-skilled migrants and scientific researchers, who have submitted an application for an extension of their residence permit, not only can retrieve their residence permit at the IND but also at an expat center.
Currently, residence documents can only be collected at such centers at time of first issuance. The application forms for highly-skilled migrants and scientific researchers will be updated accordingly and made available on the IND website.
As from July 1st, 2015, students who graduated in the Netherlands and who are in their orientation year, as well as highly-educated persons who graduated abroad, will be able to retrieve their residence document at an expat center, following approval of their application. This only applies to applications for permits for the purpose of ‘looking for and performing labor whether or not as an employee’. The latest versions of this application form will also be available on the IND website.
In addition, highly-skilled migrants, scientific researchers, students in their orientation year and highly-educated persons can submit their biometric data at an expat center. IND is currently active in eight expat centers, located in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, Eindhoven, Groningen, Wageningen and Enschede.
More information on these expat centers is available on the IND website.