Indians in Netherlands > My Experiences > Paper work – time it takes
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Considering your day of landing in Netherlands as Day 0, below is the approximate timeline chart from preparation to settling in Netherlands. The timelines shown here is typical when processing from India.
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Work Permit – Family travelling together situation:
-4 months: apply and ready your & family birth certificates; marriage certificate; passports. (Rule: marriage certificate on the day of visa stamping should be less than 6 months old; birth certificate can be old)
-3 months: get your & family birth and marriage certificates legalized. (this will take about 1 month)
-8 weeks: apply for Netherlands work permit visa (takes 3 to 6 weeks).
-2 weeks: schedule an appointment at the Mumbai/Delhi VFS office for application submission for you and family
-1 week: on the day of appointment, submit your application for visa stamping and await passport to be returned to you in 2 working days
 0 Day: fly to Netherlands
+1 day: Go to Expat center in your city for sticker stamping (this is also automatic application for Dutch Residence Permit) and registering your Netherlands residence address (this is also automatic application for BSN (Burger Service Number), the national identity number).
+2 weeks: Go for TB test
+3 weeks: receive BSN via post (you can now open Bank account)
+6 weeks: receive Residence permit
+10weeks: apply for 30% ruling (if not applied within 3 months of arrival, the approval will apply from the month of approval. Hence make sure this is applied on time).
+ n Years: Your residence permit (RP) will expire in some years (1 to 5 years depending on the period your company has applied). You need to apply for renewal 3 months before expiry so that you get the new RP. If you do not get your RP on time you will need to get an extension sticker on your passport at the IND just before your current RP expires. CAUTION: Never let your Residence Permit expire. If you do, you will run into problems when you apply for PR/Citizenship.
+4.5yrs (or later) (this step is needed only if you are aiming for Netherlands Permanent Residence or Citizenship): Start learning Dutch and clear the Inburgeren exam.
+5yrs (or later): This step is optional. Apply for PR and/or Citizenship in the IND office. You will receive a PR in about 2 months; Citizenship in about 1 year. Click here for details.
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Work Permit – Bachelor/travelling-alone situation:
Start at -8weeks above. Rest remains same.
Note: There is an ‘expedite’ process now available for long term travel (more than 3 months). This takes only 2 weeks (instead of the 3 to 6 weeks) for visa approval.
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Work Permit – Family joining later situation (I don’t recommend this):
Same as above from -8weeks for the employee travelling first.
From the date employee decides to bring his/her family:
……Apply for birth certificate and marriage certificate
……Get the certificates legalized in India and send a copy of the same to employee in Netherlands
……Employee (spouse in NL) should register the marriage at the Netherlands town hall and send a confirmation copy to spouse in India.
……-8 weeks: Spouse and family in India to apply for dependent visa
……Same as above for the rest
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Tourist visa – travel and stay sponsored by someone in Netherlands:
-6 weeks: take an appointment online to submit your application at the VFS office (Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai). Sometimes appointment may be available starting next day and sometimes not. So it is better to plan 6 weeks in advance. Sometimes the website will show all appointments are full for the next months. This is only because it is not yet open. Try the website every day.
-3 weeks: Get legalized invite letter from the Netherlands town hall; ready other documents as needed (this is optional step and needed only if you are showing that someone in the Netherlands is sponsoring for the trip)
-2 weeks: submit application & passport and await passport in 3 (Delhi, Mumbai) to 5 (Bangalore) working days.
0 Day: travel to NL
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Tourist visa – travel and stay self sponsored:
Start at -6 weeks above. Skip the step for -3 weeks. Rest remains same
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Disclaimer: The is my best effort and no responsibility will be taken for any inaccuracy

192 thoughts on “Paper work – time it takes

  1. Anonymous

    Hello,

    Thanks for your post. Why you don’t recommend “Family joining later situation”?

    Reply
    1. Madhu

      The family union time is often unpredictable because of possible delays in getting marriage certificate legalized, birth certificate legalized, postal delay, NL office delay, companies do not give the same priority as employees etc. You will also have to go house hunting based on your choice instead of family choice. I have seen many families going thru lot of frustration due to these uncertainties and feeling helpless. This is the reason I do not recommend

      Reply
      1. Satya

        I am planning to do all paper works in India as if whole family is moving together. But I will go alone and rent a house and setup everything for our living. This will take around 2-4 weeks. After that I will bring the rest of my family. Is my plan workable?

        Reply
  2. Anonymous

    Hi Madhu,

    “marriage certificate on the day of visa stamping should be less than 6 months old”

    Do you mean we have to get a new marriage certificate, even if we got earlier when we get married years ago?

    Reply
    1. Madhu

      Correct. You will need to get a new marriage certificate that clearly states the date of issue and then use it for legalization.

      Madhu

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      1. Vinay

        Hi,

        Can you please confirm if the validity requirement of 6 months is for “Marriage Certificate” itself or the date on which we get it Apostilled ? If i have a marriage certificate issued last year, and i get the marriage certificate legalized now (Apostilled), will it be valid for next 6 months ?

        Thanks,
        Vinay

        Reply
        1. admin

          Not valid to get an apostile on old marriage certificate. Marriage cerificate must be issued within the last 6 months.

          Reply
    2. Jeeva Rathnam

      Hi Madhu,
      Thanks for your quick reply. I really really appreciate it. And its a huge effort.
      I have one more question about EU blue card. My company is processing my knowledge migrant approval. But I want to get it with blue card. Is it possible to migrate from Knowledge migrant to EU blue card migrant?

      Regards,
      Jeeva

      Reply
  3. rohit

    Hi Madhu,

    Is birth certificate is mandatory even if the birth year is 1981. I am asking this question because, prior to 1985, it was not mandatory to have birth certificate in India. So if birth certificate is not available, work permit cant be applied?

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. admin

      Rohit, I think starting this year BC is not reqd….that’s what I read…not sure if it is a rule already in place or not. But if it is not changed yet, then BC is reqd even if you were born before 1985. Even I fall in that period and I had to run around to get the BC. Regards.

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      1. Gobinath

        Could you please confirm if this rule is already in place, as i dont have my birth certificate (Not registered by parents in 1977 when i born). Am planning to move to NL along with my wife.

        Reply
  4. Sushil DM

    Hi Madhu,
    I am planning to move NL by end of May this year with family. Me & my wife don’t have any birth certificate. What I experienced it is not easy to get it issued now. Can you suggest any alternate ? Will it do if the school leaving certificates (which is in India is accepted as certificate for date of birth) is attested by MEA (Ministry of External Affairs) in India, since NL has an Apostille agreement with India.

    Regards,
    Sushil

    Reply
    1. admin

      Hi Sushil, I don’t have an answer to this one. May be you can send an email to the Netherlands embassy in India. They are generally prompt in replying.

      Reply
  5. Anonymous

    Hello,

    This blog is very helpful and provide even granular level of details.
    I do have a query, request if you can provide some information on it.

    In case if some1 is not travelling along with the Family then will legalized marriage certificate will be still required or only Birth Certificate will hold good. Also what all documents will be required @ Expat center to get the registration completed.

    Thanks !!

    Reply
    1. admin

      Hi, if you do not need visa for the family then marriage certificate is not required. At the expat center it will be the usual documents – passport, photo etc and also the rental agreement from the place you are staying which has your name on it.

      Reply
  6. Ram

    Nice blog and very useful…..Great effort…

    My question — if i had a marriage certificate, which was lost/misplaced and currently applying for duplicate copy. Even then this 6 months timeline applies? (marriage certificate on the day of visa stamping should be less than 6 months old; ). Kindly clarify.

    Reply
    1. admin

      Ram, the legalized marriage certificate you are submitting should not be more than 6 months old. It does not matter if it is original or duplicate copy. So if you are getting a duplicate now, that should suffice.

      Reply
  7. Raj

    My Employer applied for MVV for my me and my family on June 6th.
    We got a reply from IND that by 25th June, they will give a decision. But till now no decision has been given… and the application is still in process..
    Does it take so long…? Wht could be the reason for the delay…. is there something that we can do…

    I would be very thankful for any help with this regard.
    Raj

    Reply
    1. admin

      Raj, I think during vacation time and peak period of visitors travel (June, July Aug) it takes up to 6 weeks….at least this was the case for me about 5 years back. I suggest you check with VFS with your application number. They are generally prompt in responding.

      Reply
  8. Sumu

    Hi, i am born before 1985 and i dont have my Birth certificate, Is there any other alternative for this.? I heard that from jan 2014 Birth Certificate is no more a mandatory (as they will be taking finger prints). Is that true. can you gide me on this
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. admin

      Hi Sumu, recently I also heard birth certificate is no longer mandatory. However, I have not been able to confirm.
      I was born way before 1985 in Mangalore, but still was able to get a birth certificate from the Mangalore corporation office in 2009.

      Reply
      1. Suren

        Hi, can you please confirm if rule has changed that No birth certicate required now a day? I mean can we get visa without birth certificate?

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          1. Ashish

            Hello Madhu,

            I really appreciate in answering all the queries quickly and in detail.
            I have a query:
            I have applied for NL visa as High skilled Migrant and it is approved. I have also given fingerprints in NL embassy in Mumbai. During this process, no one had asked me about the BC.
            Once I traveled to NL, at the time of registration in Municipality, will they ask for BC with apollosted.?
            I’m married, but travelling alone now.

          2. Madhu

            Yes. MC will be required during registration in nl

  9. Adi

    Hi, lovely blog. Thanks for the info.

    My scenario: I moved to NL in jan 2014 and am employed here. Have a RP for 5 years. I will be getting married this November and my wife would want to move to NL subsequently.
    Now what I need to do is get a marriage certificate and then get that apostilled. My wife would need to get her BC apostilled as well.
    But, does my employer need to do anything for my wife’s dependent visa?
    Would i need another MVV? or my BSN should suffice?

    Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Adi

      And also,
      I need to get a Marriage certificate & get that apostilled. DO I also then need to get the apostilled marriage certificate to NL to register my marriage and ONLY then my wife could apply for a dependent visa? This bit of the process seems tiring.

      Thanks.

      Reply
      1. admin

        Get her BC apostiled. Your marriage ceerrificate as well. Then with the apostiled docs go to gemente and get your marriage registered. With these docs, apply for dependent visa for wife. This used to be the process few years back. Not sure if anything has changed. If you can visit any IND they can guide you about the latest process. A work around is to bring your wife on visitor visa when all this process is going on

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  10. swapan

    Hi I am being sponsored for a Highly skilled migrant visa..unfortunately neither I nor my wife have a birth certificate…do you know how essential it is and how we can work around this? Thanks! (We are currently in Australia, so I am hoping traveling to India would not be necessary)

    Reply
    1. admin

      Hi Swapan
      I understand starting this year BC is not a must. But I have not been able to confirm with anyone. I suggest you ask this question in the indians in netherlands facebook group. Many that have travelled recently are in that group.

      Reply
  11. Arun

    Hello,

    I am a planning to move to Eindhoven, Netherlands as a Scientific Researcher for 2 years. In order to register for BSN at the Municipality in Eindhoven I understand that I need an apostelled Birth Certificate. Unfortunately, my Birth Certificate is not available (born before 1989). However, in my state of Karnataka, the School Leaving Certificate containing Date-of-birth,place of birth in addition to other information is accepted as a valid proof (for Passport etc). So please let me know if I get the School Leaving Certificate apostelled in India whether it suffices the requirement of registration for BSN in Eindhoven.

    Reply
    1. admin

      No Arun… nothing can replace BC. I am also from Karnataka and had the same question before I started running around for the certificate.

      Reply
      1. Arun

        Hello,

        Thank you very much for the reply. Can you brief me the procedure to apply in Karnataka? Do you think I need to go through filing affidavit to magistrate for his order to issue me the BC and then follow up?

        Reply
        1. admin

          If you were born in a hospital, they would have automatically sent the records to the city corporation office. You have to go to the corporation office and ask for the birth certificate (example: Bangalore-one center in Jayanagar or Mangalore City Corporation office, Lalbag). You need to know the original name of the hospital (in case the hospital name has changed or closed) and your birthdate proof (SSLC marks card) there to identify that it is you. I’m not sure of the procedure if you were not born in a hospital. You can still check at your city corporation office where you were born.

          Reply
  12. Manasa Hegde

    Hi Admin,

    My husband has applied for dependent Visa from him Company. He is working in Netherlands. Its been filed on 16th October, but i have not received MVV still. When his colleagues had applied for their dependent it dint take more than 3 weeks. Do you have any idea on why its been delayed, calling immigration staff say they have processing time till Jan 14th.

    Reply
    1. admin

      Hi Manasa, hope you have received by now. It is very difficult to say/guess why the delay. Best of luck.

      Reply
      1. Snehal Birajdar

        Hi, great blog with useful information. I am from India and have been appointed as post doc at Netherlands university. I want to travel with my husband so I have submitted all required documents and the university has applied for mine as well as my spouse mvv to IND. I have received my visa approval from IND and sent to the at Dutch embassy in India in the last week. However I have not received my spouse visa. What could be the reason for the delay of my husbands mvv visa? Kindly help. Thanks

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  13. Prem

    Hi Madhu ,

    I have moved to Netherlands recently ( a month before ). I am on work permit (Bachelor) but i am staying temporarily in a hostel.
    I have received my residence card but yet to register in Municipality & yet to apply for health insurance.

    I need to know
    1. whether registering in municipality is mandatory ?
    2. Do we need a contract as address proof to register in Municipality ?
    3. Is the TB test is for health insurance ? if not , for what it is ?
    4. Which Health insurance is best suitable for me and how much will it cost around ?

    Reply
    1. Madhu

      Hi Prem, 1. Yes. 2. Yes 3.No. Not sure of the exact purpose, but I think it is related to make sure TB does not spread here in NL. 4. There are many insurers. You will need to check in google. I am with CZ, but it is not the cheapest.You can expect between 80 and 100 per month.

      Reply
  14. Kumar

    Hi Madhu,

    Great blog. I have two questions. I want to bring my parents to Netherlands for sightseeing purposes. I heard that if the sponsorer(in this case myself) has a temporary contract job then parents visa will be rejected. Is this true?

    My contract last date is June 1. But I will get an extension later. I want to apply for my parents visa now so that they can come during April-May. Will the visa be refused in such a case?

    Reply
    1. Madhu

      I came here in 2009 for work (Kennismigrant visa) with 1yr contract and within 8 months I brought my parents on visitor visa for 2 months! Actually they got a 2years visitor visa because they also had US visitor visa!! I know several people bringing parents on temporary job contract. So in my opinion what you have heard is not true.

      Reply
  15. Bura Bhupender

    Hi Madhu

    Could you please confirm that is still mandatory to have birth certificate available even if you are borne before 1985, it is very complicated to get the BC now. Does 10th std mark sheet can replace birth certificate or any affidavit can work as an replacement?

    Reply
    1. Madhu

      BC is required as per govt rules. Some say it is strictly asked for and many others say you can manage saying you will “submit later”. While I cannot guarantee, in my opinion it is strictly asked when you are traveling with spouse and not strictly asked when you are traveling alone. 10th marks sheet or any other document cannot replace a BC. May be it is complicated…but as long as it is not impossible, I suggest you get it.

      Reply
  16. neha

    HI Madhu
    I am a big fan of your blog from the day I landed in netherlands especially the travel site.I really need your help in answering this question. What is the procedure to bring a close family member [ brother , sister] for work in netherlands?

    Reply
    1. Madhu

      Only your spouse can work based on your visa. Other family members will have to go thru the same process as you – find a job in NL, ask employer to support MVV procedures!

      Reply
  17. Chirag Anand

    Hi Madhu,

    I will be coming to netherlands for my phd. The process for my visa has been initiated by the university. My wife will not be jooining me now as she is keen on working in her company in india and they have said that they would help her to move to the branch in netherlands. As per my knowledge the visa for phd students allows for the spouse to work. In this case when they redeploy her next year should she get a new work permit or can she work as a dependent. Also can I go and get the marriage registered now itself in netherlands? or should it be done only before my wife comes?

    Thanks for your help
    Regards
    Chirag

    Reply
    1. Madhu

      She can join based on dependent visa. If employer is willing to process MVV, she can get her status changed mid way thru her job. But getting MVV may be faster than getting dependent visa!!!
      Second question – not sure.

      Reply
  18. Vivek Gupta

    I am holding birth certificate which is in hindi language made in 1990. I would like to understand this whole procedure of re-issuing & legalization of birth certificate as I didnt get a clear picture of it through websites. Please assist me

    Reply
    1. Madhu

      The state and the central govt of India will put a stamp/sticker on the backside of your birth certificate (probably to assert that it is genuine). This process is called legalization. You need to get this done thru special agents.

      Reply
  19. Mugundhan

    Hi

    I have a valid birth certificate obtained today(Dec 2nd 2015). The Place of birth in passport is wrongly mentioned as X and the place of birth in BC is Y(Same state).
    If am applying for legalisation, Is there any problem, due to difference in place of birth?

    If am bringing my wife, should I apply for a new marriage certificate(marriage registered and have a copy 2 years back)?

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  20. Shailesh

    I am about to apply for a work permit for Netherlands and I have come to know that I need a birth certificate which is next to impossible for me to get. The reason is that I was born before 1985 in Kashmir, which is a disturbed area now and it is almost impossible to go there and get the birth certificate from the municipal corporation.

    However, the alternative to the birth certificate has been mentioned as a certificate from the municipal corporation stating the reason for unavailability of the birth certificate; and an affidavit from the parents.

    Is it OK to get such a certificate (stating the reason for unavailability of the birth certificate) from the municipal corporation in Jammu region rather than from the Kashmir region?

    Reply
    1. Madhu

      I have no idea! Best is to check with your employer or call the Netherlands embassy.

      Reply
    2. Deepak

      Hi Shailesh,

      Were you able to use certificate from municipal corporation and parents affidavit instead of the birth certificate?

      Reply
  21. Vishnu

    Hi Madhu,

    Great job helping everyone out there. So there are 3 steps involved in Birth certificate preparedness.

    – Get it from the municipality of the town where you were born.

    – Get it legalized

    – Get it apostilled by Ministry of External affairs, Delhi.

    I know some agencies in Delhi those can help getting the step 3 done but what about legalization ?. Who can assist me with second step ? and does it really take 1 month ?

    Regards
    Vishnu Kumar

    Reply
    1. Madhu

      Usually travel agents do both. If not try a different agent or directly contact VFS

      Reply
  22. Krushna

    I am about to apply for a work permit for Netherlands and will be travelling with my wife. i recently got marriage certificate, which is inside 6 months from then i will apply for Work permit.
    we both have birth certificate issued by govt which was 2-3 years ago. DO i need to have birth certificate also with a condition of 6 months? issues within 6 months? please clarify.

    Also if BC is in regional language, affidaviting will solve the problem or still i need to reissue it?

    thanks in Advance
    Krushna

    Reply
    1. Madhu

      Old BC is okay.
      I thought in India BC is always issued in regional language + English (that’s how mine is). If BC is only in regional language, additional documents may be needed that you need to check in the Netherlands embassy website.

      Reply
  23. Saurav Baidya

    Hi Madhu,
    First of all, thanks a lot for the information that you have put in here. One question : How is the marriage certificate re-issued ? Is it a new seal, signature and date in the original one or a completely new one with new witnesses etc. (In my case, one witness expired) ? In the latter case, it will be more like marriage re-registration rather than re-issue of marriage certificate.

    Thanks in advance for your reply,
    Saurav

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      1. Ajit

        Hi Madhu,

        I have similar query regarding marriage certificate.. I have MC about 1 year old.. Do I need to get new marriage certificate or verified copy of old marriage certificate from marriage registration office will work. Please help.
        thanks

        Reply
        1. Madhu

          Make a copy. On the copy get fresh seal and signature with date from the concerned department.

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          1. VINAY

            There is no need for new Marriage certificate, You just need to Apostille from MEA in India.
            If you have apostle 6 months ago then you just need to re-Apostille it again from same authority (MEA).

  24. adi

    Hi sir,
    It is a very useful blog. I really appreciate the efforts. Our family is going to travel for a long term stay to Amsterdam in jan 2016. I have 3year old girl n 5 months old twins with me. My husband has his work place in Amsterdam. Now my queries are:
    1. If we need an economically good house (1Bedroom) near Amsterdam how much would it cost. If its costly in Amsterdam can we find something decent within 450€ to 600€.(after reading all the point system analysis…..little confused) in other places and commute to the office.???

    2. WHAT TO PACK? that too mainly for kids….breaking my head……
    Medicines….are they allowed / should I require prescriptions????
    As my kids are just 5months old…..cradles and other baby accessories……plz suggest on that.

    3. How about ppl around……in India my neighbours are excited and at the same time showing pity on me bcz of my kids and so I get a little help voluntarily from them…….but in Netherlands I heard Dutch don’t involve with others and expats are left out…….i mean is it that bad… How will I be able to manage???

    Thank you
    Regards adi

    Reply
    1. Madhu

      1. 600 is too less. Keep 1200.
      2. Don’t worry you will have doctor help within a week. Your kids will most likely cope up quickly.
      3. Your husband will have to help. It’s common here.

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  25. Mona

    Hi Madhu,

    Query on educational and professional certificates: I am applying for Job after coming to NL (plan is to relocate to NL with my hubby on April end), whether all my college/university certificates from India will be considered for job application/entry ? or any further verification required from my side as a pre-requisites?
    Example: Degree certificate, professional certificate like six sigma black belt etc.

    Thanks!

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  26. Pavan

    Hi Madhu,
    Excellent blog and info!
    I don’t have my my Birth Certificate and in its place I have now got a Non-Availability Birth Certificate. The Immigration team in my company tells me that its enough to meet the needs for processing the Netherlands Work Permit.
    However, after coming to Netherlands would I need my Birth Certificate for anything such as opening a bank account, school admission for my Daughter, Job Change, etc. Or can I use the Non-Availability Birth Certificate in place of the Birth Certificate?
    The query basically is, once I am in Netherlands can I manage with the Non-Availability Birth Certificate in place of the Birth Certificate?

    Thank you.

    Regards,
    Pavan

    Reply
    1. Madhu

      I am not aware of the process of non-availability of BC. First time I am hearing about it. In the normal process BC is asked for when you register at the muncipality office (townhall) for the first time within a couple of days after your arrival. After that it will be needed for applying for citizenship/PR….it is not needed anywhere else.

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  27. Noorjahan

    Hello Madhu
    Thanks for your efforts in creating this useful blog.
    Do you know the validity period of the affidavit made in India? One affidavit which was made 9 months ago in India needs to have a apostille stamp now (Dutch authority is asking for it). I know that legalized (apostilled) document shouldn’t be older than 6 months. Which date do the dutch authority see? Date when the affidavit was made or date when the document was legalized (apostille stamp)?
    Thanks in advance,
    Regards,
    Noorjahan

    Reply
  28. Sai

    Hi Madhu.. Your blog is very informative and gives a good confidence 🙂 My fiancee is working in Amsterdam for past 4 years (SCHENGEN Visa). I am coming to Amsterdam in JULY 2016 i.e. post marriage in dependent visa. I am planning to look for a job there. Please let me know things to be done for my work permit. Do I need to take any other action in India before coming in. Thanks in Advance 🙂

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  29. Swarna

    Hi Madhu,

    Thanks for your replies
    I have travelled to NL already before and am planning to travel again now after marriage.Since I am married now do I need to produce marriage certificate even if my spouse is not accompaning me?
    Can I produce legalised marriage certificate later at town hall and then process dependent visa when my husaband wants to join me here in NL?
    Does IND ask If am married (I dont remeber when I had my Visa for first time) even if am not travelling with my spouse while registering at town hall , would they ask for marriage certificate?

    Reply
    1. Madhu

      – MC is not reqd if you are travelling alone
      – yes you can register and apply for dependent visa after you are in NL
      – they may ask if you are married, but MC is not reqd unless you plan to bring your spouse here.

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  30. soniya mittal

    Hi Madhu,

    Thanks for this blog.

    I have one question :

    My husband is getting his work permit and I plan to travel with him ( on dependent visa , my documents are Apostilled ). So , am I supposed to apply for work permit if i want to work with some software company there ?
    Thanks,
    Soniya Mittal

    Reply
  31. Ramesh

    Hi Madhu,

    Great blog with really helpful information.

    I will be traveling Eindhoven in July as a KM and have a couple of questions.

    +1 day: Go to Expat center in your city for sticker stamping (this is also automatic application for Dutch Residence Permit) and registering your Netherlands residence address (this is also automatic application for BSN (Burger Service Number), the national identity number).

    1. You have mentioned the above on +1 day. Is this mandatory before one could start working? I read somewhere that as long as you have the IND letter saying you are a KM, you can start working.

    2. Also, did you already have a residence address by the first day you were in Netherlands? If so, how did you arrange for it? Is registering the address mandatory for getting the sticker and getting the residence permit?

    3. From when does your residency count for PR. Is it true that it only counts from the day you have registered your address?

    Thank you once again

    Reply
    1. Madhu

      1. Per my knowledge it is mandatory before start of work.
      2. employers usually arrange temp accommodation before arrival
      3. true.

      Reply
  32. Indrajit

    Hi,

    I do have a birth certificate, but there is mismatch in my DOB in the BC and DOB in all other documents(e.g Passport, School L.c, Licence etc.). Do you think this will be a problem in issuing visa ? What are my options ?
    my Actual DOB is 24-Jun-1984 but in all my legal records the DOB is 24-May-1984. This was done by my parent for my school admission process. These are however the things of the past now.. I just wanted to know what in your opinion are my options. Do I need any kind of affidavit ??

    Reply
    1. Madhu

      Other errors like place of birth etc usually are not checked in detail. But if the DOB itself is wrong it can be an issue.

      Reply
    2. Sujith

      Hi Indrajit,

      I am in the similar situation like you. My school certificate and passport are back dated by a month from BC.
      Did you manage to get this sorted out. Is there a way out?

      Thanks,

      Reply
  33. Raj

    Hi Madhu,
    My spouse had MVV supporting visa , which will expire on Aug 21, due to some reasons , she will be travelling on Sep,1st week , but MVV will expire , so please suggest how to get MVV extended and how much time it may take to extend .
    Raj

    Reply
    1. Madhu

      I have no idea. I suggest to ask in facebook group if someone has gone thru similar situation.

      Reply
  34. Yrb

    query 1)
    Can u please tell if I have already apostiled my Spouse BC and My MC (marriage cert) in 2012 ,but could not travel as plan got postponed , Now again am planning to travel on MVV in 2016 , do I have to get my
    1) My spouse BC again apostiled (already there is apostile stamp done in 2012 on back side of BC )
    2) My MC ( it already has apostile stamp done in 2012 )

    Query2
    Also for travel to endhoven is it mandatory for my (self) BC to get it apostiled as from earlier mentioned posts its not clear some are saying its mandatory some say its not ,
    please if you could help clarify also does also if it needs to be done old BC is Ok or again a true copy stamp with current date is necessary

    Reply
    1. Madhu

      query 1: from what I know apostile is required to be done again
      query 2: by rules yes it is mandatory. However for BC, authorities in Eindhoven have tendency to take it relaxed asking you to submit within 3 months….but they don’t follow up. To be sure, better to carry it

      Reply
  35. shashank

    Hi Madhu,

    I will be travelling to Netherlands in July end/August 1st week and my work permit is in process. Due to unavailability of marriage certificate, i could not process the dependent visa along with mine. My marriage certificate would be available on 15th July. By that time both our birth certificate would be legalized. Can i process the dependent visa while i am here in India.? We both work in the same organization, so is there any possibility that the dependent visa process is hassle free.?

    Regards,
    Shashank

    Reply
    1. Vishal

      Hi Shashank how much time IT took To process dependent visa were you able To travel together with your family.

      Reply
  36. amed

    Hi,

    IND has approved the MVV of my spouse and my spouse has to collect the visa at the Dutch consulate. Meanwhile, the legalized marriage certificate has become a bit older than 6 months. I used it at the IND. Can I produce the same certificate for collecting the visa? or Do I have to get a new one again?

    Thanks

    Reply
  37. Pv

    Hi Madhu,

    My husband is planning to travle abroad on work permit.My marriage certificate legalisation is under process
    after which the employer will file my dependent visa request and I am also planning to travel either with him or immediately after that. I have a different dob in my 10th certificate and all other documents including passport have the same dob as in BC. Will this be an issue at any stage of my visa stamping,travel,residence permit.I am also planning to work there.
    Please suggest suitable part time /full time opportunities that I can take up in NL(hoofddorp).
    Although I am an engineering graduate having almost 6 yrs experience in IT,I am not specific about the field of work.

    Reply
  38. Nitin

    Hi Madhu

    Very informative indeed.
    I am planning to relocate to amsterdam next month and have couple of questions.

    1. I have the visas for the family but i am planning to come alone for a couple of weeks. Once i rent out the house and get things in place i will get my family. Is this okay?
    Are you referring to something similar when u say family joining later situation

    2. Which are the good neighbourhoods in amsterdam or amstelveen. Or the other way rounds which are the neighbourhoods one should stay away from when hunting for a rental property.

    Thanks

    Reply
  39. Satish Boga

    Hi Madhu,

    My Birth certificate has name Satish Kumar and my all other documents shows only Satish, will it be issue while registering with Municipality there, I contacted the Indian Municipality office to change name but they are saying they can not change the name on BC.

    Reply
  40. Sandeep Agarwal

    hi Madhu – one question. Do we qualify for 30 % Tax benefit if we come under EU BLue Card as well. or is this 30 % tax benefit restricted to HSM category only?
    regards
    Sandeep

    Reply
  41. Nivr

    Hi Madhu,
    I have query regarding certificates required for dependent visa :
    My marriage certificate is issued on 4/9/2015.We somehow skipped the requirement of certificate to b issued within 6 months and gave it to an agent for apostille. The process is already half way through. Will the apostille on my marriage certificate issued in 2015 be accepted for MVV.
    My birth certificate is in hindi issued in 1987. The agent says that english translation notarised and apostilled works. Is this accepted ?
    Also,the requirement of issuing a certificate within 6 months means that every time ,one applies for dependent visa,everytime one will have to get a duplicate copy of the certificates.
    We are not getting any clear answers .Please help us with the same.

    Reply
    1. Madhu

      MC – usually not accepted.
      BC – translated is okay
      You apply for visa only once – to enter NL. After that if you have an employer, it is automatic extension.

      Reply
  42. Vishal

    Hi,
    I have a query
    I have got My WP approval Just now i.e. today and NOW I’m waiting for legalisation of MC and BC of My family To apply for Dependent visa . I will get all The docs probably by this week.
    Initially I was Not sure by when I will Get The reissued docs and legalisation. So had processed My WP.
    Will I be able To Get the dependent approval soon and can i wait for few days so thaT FOR visa stamping i can Go together with THE family

    Reply
  43. shanmugam

    I Lost my degree certificate (Got Scanned Copy) and i have all other documents (Mark Sheets, Provisional, Consolidated) Passport and Birth Certificate. Can i go ahead and Process Work Permit Visa/

    Reply
  44. Subramani

    Hi, I have my dependent Visa processed for Netherlands. The legalized documents are valid till end of December 2016. But I am planning to travel during February first week.

    a. do I need to re legalize the documents again if I am travelling after the expiry of the DOB and Marriage certificate?
    b. How many days it might take to re legalize the documents?

    Thanks

    Reply
  45. Yugal

    Hi Madhu

    I have been reading your posts and they seem very informative and helpful.
    I have a query as follows :
    1. My wife is moving to NL next month in Jan’17 under highly skilled category. We have her BC and our MC ready, that’s not a problem.
    2. I also wish to join her but there is some problem in my Birth certificate. The place of birth doesn’t match one mentioned in my passport. My query is, will i be able to get a resident / work permit in this case.
    3. Also, if my wife comes under highly skilled cat, do i automatically get a work permit.
    4. Is BC important document et all to be submitted.

    Please assist .

    Thanks in advance
    Regards
    Yugal

    Reply
    1. Madhu

      2. Usually it is no problem…though legally they have the right to ask.
      3. already answered in blog
      4. yes.

      Reply
  46. SUBHANSHU SHRIVASTAVA

    Hi Madhu,

    Have you got the information about Birth certificate, whether it is required or not.
    I got an offer from NL and I don’t have the birth certificate.
    I have all other documents including the marriage certificate. The only problem is a birth certificate.

    thanks,
    Subhanshu

    Reply
    1. Madhu

      BC is required for your case. Only time it is not strictly enforced (though it is required as per rules) is for bachelors travelling for work.

      Reply
  47. Nikhil Gupta

    Thanks for detailed blog! I am coming with high skill imm. visa. My wife will come as dependent.

    I have some queries regarding the her BC.
    My wife’s name is Shivani gupta. however her hindi BC says Kimi(Shivani). as parents were not sure so they wrote nick name along with actual name. so now i got english version of her birth certificate with Name – Shivani (kimi). we requested the bracket chnage to look shivani primary

    I also got notarized affidavit saying that Shivani(kimi) and shivani are same person.. He name is Shivani and should be used legally and all.. as per format.

    her passport/our marriage certificate has correct name – Shivani Gupta.

    Question – I will get her english BC appostille. will it work with name like Shivani (kimi)?
    Do i also need to get the affidavit appostilled?

    Thanks in advance!

    Reply
    1. Madhu

      I think it is okay.
      Appostilie of affidavit will not help in my opinion.

      Reply
      1. Nikhil

        I sent a mail to get the confirmation. waiting for the reply. i will update

        Reply
  48. Dinesh

    Hi Madhu,

    I am recently married and have plan to travel on STWP to Netherlands in the month of March 2017. Is there any possibility to take my spouse along with me because my employer only doing STWP for me ?? Could you please let me know.. Thanks in advance

    Reply
  49. Singh

    Madhu, This is an absolute treasure of information that you’ve put in here. Thanks!
    I had a few queries on the Apostille requirements?
    1. How do you go about getting the BC and MC apostilled? Is it a long and expensive process in India/Karnataka?
    2. Can there be an issue, if I travel alone for now – take my WP, settle down and the family arrives a (couple of) months later? Will their one time entry Visa still be valid – or will it have expired since I took a WP after going there?

    Thanks in advance!

    Reply
  50. Surya

    I have a birth certificate but the DOB on the birth certificate and passport are not same. I was born before 1985, so when I joined school, they adjusted my DOB to qualify for SSC. As you know the details on DOB can’t change, Can I still apply for a Visa to Netherlands or any Scandinavian nations for which DOB is mandatory? Appreciate your quick response.

    Reply
    1. Madhu

      depends on your luck… sometimes they do not really see the BC in detail. Would suggest fixing it.

      Reply
      1. surya

        Hi Madhu, Thanks for your help and great work! Just wanted to know if we need a birth certificate to attend visa interview? or is it only to register ourselves at the municipality of Netherlands? Please clarify. Thank you.

        Reply
        1. Madhu

          It used to be needed at the time of visa application …. at least that is what my company told me at that time. But now I think it is needed only for registration at municipality when you are single and at the time of visa application if you are doing it along with dependents

          Reply
          1. Pijush Kanti Das

            Hi Madhu,
            Thanks a lot for all tge information. It is a great blog.
            I am in Netherlands and my employer in India is filing my wife’s dependent visa. currently, they are doing legalization of the birth certificate and the marriage certificate.

            My question is, for dependent visa filing, do they need the original or the xerox copy of the legalized marriage and birth certificate ?
            please guide.

            Thanks,
            Pijush

        2. GURUPRASAD BATNI

          hi Surya,
          BC is required at the time of Visa application ? is it confirmed

          Reply
  51. Mini

    Madhu,

    Its a great blog and it has helped us a lot .
    I have one peculiar scenario ,
    I am in Amsterdam and My employer in NL has applied dependent visa for my husband . It took 4 weeks to get the TEV approval .
    I called the IND desk on 4th Feb and they told the TEV approval is already given and they have sent it via post to my employer address but my HR team in NL is unable to find it . They are saying not received . I am in confused state , it has been almost 2 weeks since I am waiting for my employer to acknowledge the TEV approval from IND
    Can you suggest something for me here . How to get that TEV approval letter from IND?

    Reply
  52. UVRays

    Hello,

    My husband is travelling to Netherlands for work. I will be going there for 3-4 weeks as vacation.

    We have marriage certificate that was issued on our marriage date i.e. Mar-2016. So how do I get a copy that is issue 6 months old?

    Do I get a new stamp on xerox copy? Should it be stamped by marriage registrar or any legal notary stamp should do?

    Please guide.

    Thanks,
    Urmila Iyer

    Reply
    1. Madhu

      I made a copy, went to marriage registrar to get their seal and then sent it for legalization. I have heard a seal from marriage registrar is not needed…would suggest to double check in FB group

      Reply
  53. Jyoti

    Hi Madhu,
    Great Blog and very helping.We are due for visa stamping and then will be travelling to NL on dependent visa with my husband and 4 yrs old kid.
    I have few question on Birth and Marriage certs for visa stamping as below –
    1. Our duaghter’s BC was issues in 2013 at time of her birth.Do we need to get this reissued for that 6 months condition?Also do we need to get it appostilled?
    2. We both dint have BC but alreday in process of getting that anyway.Do we need to get our BC’s also appostilled?
    3.Regarding marriage certificate,we have original marriage cert issued back in 2010.Do we need to get a copy of it for 6 months condition and then get appostilled or the original can be appostilled?

    Reply
  54. Praveen

    Hi Madhu,
    First thing first. Great Blog ! Great Effort ! Thanks a ton for this help. Lots of queries have been answered through your blog and thereafter the questions asked by others.

    I too have a question with regards to the Birth certificate. I work with an IT company in India and I plan to travel to Netherlands on a long term work permit. My company travel desk tells me that I would need to re-issue my BC and MC which is not older than 6 months (I plan to take my family along). I can get my marriage certificate re-issued. but my concern comes with the BC. I was born in Nigeria and to get the BC re-issued from that country again is not possible ( though I have contacted the Embassy in New delhi).

    My question is, do we still require to re-issue the BC again even though I have my original Birth certificate? Have you come across any such news?

    Once again thank you for your help and support.

    Reply
  55. Abc

    Hi Madhu

    I have received my dependent visa approval (my husband’s software based company has sponsored it) and the visa stamping remains.

    I am aware that I need to travel to Netherlands within 90 days of visa approval letter issuing date.

    Due to some professional commitments in India I need to come back for few months.
    1. For how many days is it mandatory to stay in NL before coming back to India so that my dependent visa remains valid( I need to come back to India as soon as possible.)

    2. For how long can I stay in India before returning to NL?

    3. Will my frequent visits to India create hindrance in getting the NL residence permit ?

    Reply
    1. Madhu

      1. Till you get residence permit card
      2. Ask IND
      3. NO

      Reply
  56. Premkumar

    Hi madhu,
    Regarding marriage certification is it mandatory to link the passport details for me and wife ?I have an marriage certificate issued 7 years back,if passport details linkage is mandatory i have to re- register the marriage certificate if not i have to apply for re issuance,Plz guide me.

    Reply
    1. Madhu

      If you are asking if it is mandatory for spouse name to be mentioned in the passport, the answer is ‘not mandatory’.

      Reply
  57. Yuvi

    Madhu
    Thanks for all the information this is really helpful
    I just hav a specific question as you mentioned
    To get residence permit we have to go through TB test and my concern is i had tb 10 years back and took all the vaccination and completely cured now
    What if my reports will have any non active traces ?
    Do they will send back me to India? Do i need to worry about it ?

    Reply
    1. Madhu

      I don’t think they will send you back. They may ask you to go thru additional medication if necessary.

      Reply
  58. Pijush Kanti Das

    Hi Madhu,
    This blog is a compilation of fantastically useful information. Thanks to you for all the hard work !

    I have been working in Netherlands since Mid May-2017. My employer in India had filed for my wife’s dependent visa. It is “Dependent travelling alone” case. I know, you do not recommend this. I am a victim of the exact problems, you described above.
    First, my company took 60 days to legalize the birth certificate and marriage certificate of my wife. Then, they filed the dependent visa on 10-June-2017. Still, even today, on 7-July, there is no news, no update of the dependent visa permit. They ( my company ) are saying that it takes 10 weeks to get any news. On the visa receipt, an estimated date of 10-September-2017 is given.

    I called the Netherlands IND also. They ( IND ) always say that “it is in progress, completion date is 10-September” .
    I have three questions in this.
    1) Does it really take 90 days to get the approval ?
    2) If not, actually how much days should it take ?
    3) Is there a way, that I can expedite the visa approval in Netherlands by any means ( may be, a lawyer ) ?

    I am feeling helpless in this. I am quite frustrated with all these delay. My company is not helping at all with any information or suggestion to expedite the process.

    Please, please guide.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Pijush

    Reply
    1. Madhu

      1. Possible. Probably it has lower priority than work visa…usually dependent visa takes time
      2. na
      3. Not that I know of. Pray that the visa will come thru before the vacation season starts, else it can really take very close to 90 days. IND will not help you or the company. No point in blaming your company for delay at IND.

      Reply
    2. kajal

      Hi Piyush,
      Did you get any update on the dependent visa.we too applied for dependent visa June last week..

      Thanks
      Kajal

      Reply
      1. deeps

        HI Kajal and Piyush, Any update on your dependent visas? I have applied in July hence wanted to check

        Reply
  59. Praveen

    Hi Madhu,

    Very big thanks for maintain this blog and it has very useful info. I am planning to relocate NL for couple of years(2 years). But my family is not in the position to relocate. So I have decided to relocate myself and yearly once my family have 2 months summer trip to NL. And my company has initiated the VISA process for all the family members. How long it will be valid once the visa is issued but not travelled? Can my wife and children travel yearly once with the same visa or do I need to renewal every time when they travel(yearly once)?

    Regards,
    Praveen

    Reply
    1. Madhu

      90 days to get visa stamp from the time it is approved. 90 days to enter NL from the time visa is stamped.

      Re-apply will be required if staying outside NL for more than 6 months.

      Reply
  60. Gokul

    Note to all :

    Hi All
    Just wish to give you an update on the below point.

    Rule: marriage certificate on the day of visa stamping should be less than 6 months old; birth certificate can be old)

    I am not sure this Rule is valid any more . Before I moved to Netherlands , I did enquire with IND and Embassy in India , Both confirmed that its not valid . From my experience its not required . My marriage certificate was issued on 2012 August and I have used it with out any problem for my immigration .

    Reply
    1. Abhishek

      Hi Gokul,

      Thanks so much for providing the latest information.

      Did you get your marriage certificate attested or apposted or any legalization? Was it required later for registration once inside Netherlands?

      Reply
  61. Mohan

    Thanks to one who started thia blog.. i need two help. I got a opportunity in NL. I heard BC is MD for processing.i have BC but my name was not there . So before adding my name.. I want to make sure whether it. Must be my full name as per the passport or just a name is enough. I have given the eg below please find advice

    My passport full name : ram boppuni Prasad
    My name : ram
    Surname: boppuni
    Father name : Prasad
    So should I have same name in my BC (note surname is not in my BC, only my father name is there). Please advise

    Reply
  62. Shruti

    Hi,

    My fiancée is has a highly skilled visa. We are getting married on Dec 1. Can I go to Amsterdam in Dec on tourist visa and later apply for the dependent visa basis the marriage certificate(thru his company) once I am there?

    Thanks a lot
    Shruti

    Reply
  63. NilBan

    Hello All,
    Greetings of the festive season 2017. I am currently in the painful process of acquiring my own birth certificate. On receiving I will go for the apostille process. In parallel my sponsor has applied for the work permit to expedite. I would solicit input from someone who has tried getting visa for aged parents of self and wife. Please guide me on the process and if anyone knows a good immigration lawyer for the same in Amsterdam please provide me with the contact.

    Another guidance I need is on the best reasonably priced place to rent in and around Amsterdam. Any thoughts will be helpful.

    Have a great day.

    Reply
  64. Abhishek

    Hi Madhu,

    Thanks for creating this platform and the extensive information shared.

    My wife’s BC is in Kannada..will this be a problem while applying dependent visa?

    Reply
  65. Chithambaram P

    Hi Madhu,

    Thanks for your great effort. I have some questions, Is it Birth Certificate necessary to RP in netherlands.
    If necessary, with in how many days I have to register myself. Because getting Birth Certificate is delaying here in Tamilnadu.

    Thanks in advance.

    Reply
  66. Abhishek

    Hi Madhu,

    Many Thanks for this great blog! I have a question to ask regarding legalization/apostille of BC. I got BC issued by Indian embassy in paris in french and it worked fine in France and Germany without any further legalization/apostille. In general, does a document issued byan European authority (if Indian embassy here counts as one) needs further legalization/apostille. Do I need to get my BC legalized or would it be already legal.

    Thanks in advance!

    Reply
    1. Madhu

      no idea. check with IND here. If stamping is in India probably it will be required

      Reply
  67. surjit

    Hi Madhu, Thanks for your help ! Just wanted to know if I need mine and wife’s birth certificate for work permit approval/visa interview?

    or is it only to required at the municipality of Netherlands? I would be travelling to Mastricht

    Thanks.

    Reply
  68. sharma

    I have a question. my wife and kid came netherlands in the year 2016 as dependent work permit. After few months, they deregistered and went back to india. Now i am planning to bring them again. I have done apostile marriage and birth certificate already. Shall i use the same certificate again or do i need to do again. Please clarify.

    Reply
  69. disha

    My birth certificate is taking too long to get it attested.
    I am in NL, can we delay the appointment?

    Reply
    1. Madhu

      Goahead with the appointment. Tell them you will submit BC later.

      Reply
  70. Ritesh Sharma

    Hello Madhu,
    Thanks & appreciate your efforts for this useful blog!
    Me & my wife doesn’t have BC however we have all other documents like passport, Aadhar, Pancard etc..
    We are trying to prepare our BC but facing so many challenges, and People at MCD are very reluctant to create new BC.
    Is there any other alternative for BC in Netherland?

    Reply
    1. Ashish

      If you do not have the birth Certificate then either of these documents needs to be obtained and then apostiled. Recently I have filed the application by inquiring the Netherlands embassy at New Delhi.
      The best and easy way is to get a birth affidavit from civil-law notary, in case you do not have BC.
      Below is the guidelines from Netherlands Embassy, in case you do not have the BC.
      If you were born on or after 1 April 1970 and Missing or non-available birth certificates:
      You can request an entry-not-found certificate or a non-availability certificate from the office of the Registrar of Births and Deaths in the district where you were born.
      An affidavit can also serve as proof of your birth. An affidavit is a written statement made under oath before a civil-law notary.
      Some states have their own rules for issuing entry-not-found certificates and non-availability certificates.

      Hope, it will help and see you there at Netherlands.

      Reply
  71. Ashok Kumar

    Hi,
    My employer confirmed me that we don’t need Legalization Process (such as BC) for Amsterdam location. I am applying for long term work permit. Can you pls confirm if that is true? Also let me know absence of BC legalization will impact after I travel in Amsterdam (like getting residence, roam around different location etc)?

    thanks,
    Ashok

    Reply
    1. Madhu

      Best is to check in FB group for Amsterdam. BC is requested only by Muncipal office. It will not impact for anything else

      Reply
  72. Sandeep Nagpal

    Hi Madhu.

    Very informative site. Great job brother.
    I have marriage certificate but it was issued in 2016. What to do with that. I inquired about reissuing the certificate but department says it cant be reissued and they can only countersign to prove its validity. Is this the right procedure. Will countersigning serve the purpose?

    Of course I am married but i will be moving alone to Netherlands. Even then they need my marriage certificate ?

    Request you to enrich with your comments.

    Thanks in Advance

    Reply
    1. Madhu

      Yes, Sign+Seal+date on a copy of MC will suffice
      If also applying for visa alone then MC is not required

      Reply
  73. David

    Hello,

    I have a question. I’m planning to apply for a student visa in the Netherlands soon. Can you please tell me if it is necessary to submit a birth certificate to collect MVV from India?

    Also when I was born, my name was different than it is now on my passport. The MCD people told me that they cannot change my name on my birth certificate because this is the name I was born with.

    Can you please tell me if I make an affidavit confirming that I’m the same person and also Apostille it, will it be enough for the processing of MVV and registering at the municipality?

    I really would like to hear your views on it.

    Reply
    1. Madhu

      No idea. Best is to check with VFS or Netherlands Embassy in India

      Reply
  74. Vinoth

    My birth certificate has a small error in name – my name is ‘Vinoth Kumar’ but The BC mentions ‘K Vinoth Kumar’ . All my other docs including MC has the correct name . Will my BC need to be corrected? I’m applying for a work permit and residence permit in the Netherlands . Thank you

    Reply
    1. Madhu

      Would suggest to fix it. Until then, I don’t think it will be a problem but procedure works could take longer “if” they question and you have to explain. Most often they don’t check BC and MC contents thoroughly. So depends a bit on your luck too.

      Reply
  75. Abhi

    Hi Madhu,

    I have travelled to eindhoven in 2015-2016 and got my birth certificate apostile.
    I am planning to travel NL again( may be other city ) for long term, do i need reissue birth cirtificate and apostile again?
    Or old birth certificate with apostile will work.
    I already have my BSN no for NL.
    Any advice will be highly appreciated.

    Reply
  76. Vinay

    Hello Madhu, I recently got an offer in Enidhoven and I have already started preparing the documentation as mentioned in your blog. When I applied for the birth certificate, I noticed that the place of birth on my passport and birth certificate are different. 1 is my native place and another is my mothers. Now, possible solution is getting the passport re-issued with updated place of birth. My employer has already started work authorization with my current passport details. WIll it create any problem if I get the passport re-issued?

    Thanks in advance

    Reply
    1. Madhu

      I expect so because visa needs to be applied with a passport of validity 6 months…but just a guess

      Reply
  77. Amol

    Hi Madhu,
    I am planning to travel to NL on 3 Sep. My MVV-ICT Visa is going to expire on 9 Sep. I got the expat centre appointment for 13 Sep through my company. Can I still travel or it is must to have expat centre appointment before VISA expiry?

    Reply
    1. Madhu

      You can travel but cannot work until appointment at expat center is complete. You can also check for earlier appointment at a different city.

      Reply
  78. Rakesh

    Hi, I have mine and my dependent Visa processed for Netherlands. The legalized documents are valid till end of November 2018. But I am planning to travel during February2019 first week.
    Do I need to re-issue and re- legalize both BC and MC documents again if I am travelling after the expiry 6 month of the DOB and Marriage certificate?

    Reply
  79. Vivek Arora

    My birth certificate has my mother’s name as X however my passport has Y because my parents started using another alias Y in documentation. Also the place of birth is different but in same state. Do I need to get this corrected or it will work?

    Reply
    1. Madhu

      Mother’s name difference is not to worry. Birth place issue is usually overlooked, but if you can correct it, better to do it.

      Reply
  80. Priya Banerjee

    Hello,

    If my spouse’s organization applies for my MVV, would my application be considered for an expedited process as well? We are getting married in December and he will be applying for my MVV through his organization in January. He is on a scientific researcher.

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Madhu

      When the MVV/Visa is applied together as a family it is done together as an expedited process. But in your case, it looks like your finacee is already in The Netherlands and your dependent visa/MVV will be applied separately. I’m not sure if your application would be eligible for expedited process. My guess is, it would not be eligible. But best would be to confirm with the company HR. You can also write to The Netherlands IND or embassy with your question.

      Reply

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