Residence permit lost

Theft or loss of Residence permit

At the beginning of your study International Office has applied for a residence permit/document for you. This residence permit has a validity of your study, plus three months. In case your residence permit has been stolen or lost you will need to do the following:

Theft or loss of residence document in the Netherlands

Your residence document has been stolen or lost. You first go to the police to report the theft/loss. The police will give you a certified copy of the official report. When you send the application to replace the residence document, you enclose a copy of the official report.

Theft or loss of residence document abroad

Has your residence document been stolen or lost during a stay abroad? You first go to the police to report the theft/loss. The report has to be drown up in Dutch, English, French or German. Is this not the case? The report then has to be translated by a translator certified by a Dutch court.

Without having a residence document, you may need a visa to travel back to the Netherlands. Please contact the Dutch representation in the country you are staying.

You may collect the application form for replacement of your residence document at the student desk or download the form from the website of the IND . You need to complete and send the forms yourself. When you send the application to replace the residence document, you enclose a copy of the official police report.

The dues for replacement of the residence permit card are € 132,-

Finding the residence permit card again after report of theft/loss

Did you report the theft/loss to the police? This makes the residence document permanently invalid. You then always have to apply for replacement. Even when you find the residence permit card again, you can no longer use it. You must hand in this residence permit card at an IND desk or send the document, that you found again, to the following address:

IND Bureau Documenten
P.O. Box 7025
8007 HA  Zwolle