Exchange - Immigration Procedures

Procedure for EU/EEA students

Please make sure you have a valid passport or identity card before you travel to the Netherlands. Make sure this is valid 3 months after your exchange period is over.

Students from EU/EEA countries are not required to apply for a residence permit, nor are they required to register with the Dutch Immigration Office (IND).

Procedure for students from the following non-EU/EEA countries: Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, South Korea, the U.S.A. or Vatican City

You need a residence permit for the purpose of study in the Netherlands. The International Office of The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) has to apply for this permit on your behalf. For this, it is essential we receive all required documents and payments before the deadline.

Please make sure you:

Procedure

After receiving and approving all required documents and payments, the International Office of The Hague University of Applied Sciences will apply for your Health Insurance (if applicable) and for your residence permit for the purpose of study at the Dutch Immigration Service (IND). 

After arrival in The Netherlands, you will be informed via the International Office when and where you can collect your residence permit and/or give off biometrics required by the IND. You can travel to the Netherlands without an entry visa. 

The International Office will also organize a moment where international students can register themselves at the municipality of The Hague as well as pick up your residence permit or give off your biometrics.

For students who are obliged to participate in a tuberculosis-check (TB) as part of the residence permit application, the International Office will make an appointment with the local health authorities.

Please note that The Hague University of Applied Sciences only acts as an intermediary between you and the Dutch Immigration Service (IND). We have no influence whatsoever on the outcome or speed of the procedure.

Cancellation

Should you have indicated that you want us to arrange your immigration documents and you cancel your application, we will charge you € 100,- cancellation fees and all costs paid on your behalf. Please note that in case the IND does not approve your application for immigration documents or in case of cancellation, refund of the legal application fees is not possible.

Procedure for students of all non-EU/EEA countries (except Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, South Korea, the U.S.A. or Vatican City)

You need an entry visa and a residence permit for the purpose of study in the Netherlands. The International Office of The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) has to apply for this residence permit and entry visa on your behalf. For this, it is essential we receive all required documents and payments before the deadline.

Please make sure:

Procedure

After receiving and approving all required documents and payments, the International Office of The Hague University of Applied Sciences will apply for your Health Insurance (if applicable) and for your entry visa and residence permit for the purpose of study at the Dutch Immigration Service (IND).

After approval by the Dutch Immigration Service (IND), we will inform you when and where you can get your entry visa at the Dutch embassy/consulate in your home country where you also give off biometrics as a requirement for the residence permit for the purpose of study.

After arrival in The Netherlands, you will be informed via the International Office when and where you can collect your residence permit. 

The International Office will also organize a moment where international students can register themselves at the municipality of The Hague as well as pick up your residence permit or give off your biometrics.

For students who are obliged to participate in a tuberculosis-check (TB) as part of the residence permit application, the International Office will make an appointment with the local health authorities.

Please note that The Hague University of Applied Sciences only acts as an intermediary between you and the Dutch Immigration Service (IND). We have no influence whatsoever on the outcome of the procedure, nor on its duration.

Cancellation

Should you have indicated that you want us to arrange your immigration documents and you cancel your application, we will charge you € 100,- cancellation fees and all costs paid on your behalf. Please note that in case the IND does not approve your application for immigration documents or in case of cancellation, refund of the legal application fees is not possible.