Rotterdam Expat Centre is now Rotterdam International Center. We have moved into a new office in the Groot Handelsgebouw read more

At the Rotterdam Expat Center you can make three types of IND appointments: Providing biometrics + VA sticker, Providing biometrics and Picking up residence permit. Please consult this webpage to determine which documents are needed during these appointments. Prepare the necessary documentation prior to the appointment. Remember that it is the personal responsibility of the individual in question to bring all documents printed and filled out in their entirety.

Required documents for your appointment

Thank you for scheduling an IND appointment with the Rotterdam Expat Centre. For your upcoming appointment you will just need to bring the following:

  • Valid passport
  • if it is an extension you have to bring your old residence card

This applies to all types of appointments: the collection of the residence permit, providing biometrics, and providing biometrics in combination with the issuing of a residence endorsement (VA) sticker.

Follow-up appointment

IND follow-up appointments within one immigration case per person are free. For example: if you are exempt from the MVV requirement and have to provide biometrics at the Rotterdam Expat Centre, you will not have to pay again for a separate IND appointment to collect your residence permit. An extension of your permit is seen as a new immigration case and does require you to pay for a separate IND appointment.

Should you have any questions on your appointment feel free to contact us via the contact details below.

The one stop shop is only available for:

  • Highly skilled migrants (more info)
  • Intra Corporate Transferees (ICT) (more info)
  • Scientific researchers (more info)
  • Recent graduates (Orientation year students) (more info)
  • Entrepreneurs (more info)
  • Family members of those that fall under any of the previously mentioned categories (more info)

NB for EU nationals and applicants following the verification against EU law procedure

Due to a policy change at the IND, it is no longer possible for EU nationals and their partners to provide biometrics, collect the residence permit or a residence endorsement sticker at the Rotterdam Expat Centre if they have applied for the verification against EU law procedure.

Please follow the instructions in the letter you received or will receive from the IND to schedule an appointment at an IND desk. Any appointments scheduled by people following this procedure will be cancelled by the employees from the IND.

It is still possible to register at the Rotterdam Expat Centre if you are an EU national or their dependent if the EU national receives the 30% ruling and they have an address in Rotterdam or Schiedam. Please schedule an appointment via the following page: