Dependent Asylum Residence Permit
Conditions for obtaining a dependent asylum residence in the Netherlands
The following conditions must be met by you and your family if you want to submit an application for a dependent asylum residence permit in the Netherlands:
• Your family member is a holder of a temporary asylum residence permit in the Netherlands. Furthermore, you have to be in one of these four family relations: the married or unmarried partner of the family member which holds the residence permit, the minor child of this family member (biological, adoptive, foster), the unmarried child of age belonging to the family member or the biological father or mother of the minor and unmarried family member;
• The family relation is not new, it must have existed in your country of origin;
• You arrived in the Netherlands earlier or at the same with your family member which was granted the temporary asylum residence permit;
• Your family member has another type of asylum residence permit and not a dependent one;
• You are 18 years or older and have been mentioned in the asylum procedure undertaken by your family member;
• Your parent, child or partner declares that he/she is your sponsor in the Netherlands;
• You can prove with relevant document the family membership or connections.
Just like any Dutch immigration lawyer, one of our specialists in immigration can help you prepare the necessary documents for obtaing the dependent asylum residence permit.
The application procedure for the dependent asylum residence permit in the Netherlands
The first step in obtaining the dependent asylum residence permit in the Netherlands is to submit an application. This can be done in two ways: by your family member in the Netherlands with the IND or by yourself at a Dutch representation in your country of origin. Once you submitted the application, you or your family member will be granted a confirmation letter, stating that the IND has received your application. Meanwhile, the IND checks the authenticity of your documents and investigates on your connections with the family member. Please note that additional DNA tests must be necessary in order to prove a family tie and an interview at the Dutch representation can occur during the process.
If your application is rejected, you can file an appeal with the IND and explain the disagree related to the decision. If the application is successful, you can collect the residence permit at the Dutch representation and travel to the Netherlands.