From 1 January 2021 onwards, UK students require a residence document or a residence permit to live in the Netherlands. Which type you require, depends on your situation:
Students who already lived in The Netherlands & registered with the municipality BEFORE the transition period ended on 1 January 2021:
You require a residence document under the Withdrawal Agreement (‘WA’). If you have not yet submitted your application for the WA residence document with the Immigration and Naturalisation Office (IND), they recommend you to do so as soon as possible, and by 30 June 2021 at the latest.
You must apply for the WA residence document yourself, directly with the IND. You can submit your application online, via the IND website.
For the online application, you will need the following:
- BRP registration
- a DigiD. (If you do not have a DigiD yet, apply for it here)
- valid UK passport
- proof of enrolment at the university (download via OSIRIS student. Instructions can be found here)
- sufficient financial means to continue living and studying in the Netherlands
- valid health insurance
For further details, please refer to the IND website or call the IND Brexit helpline (088 –0430410).
Students who come to live in The Netherlands AFTER 31 December 2020:
If you were not registered with a Dutch municipality before 1 January 2021, then you are not eligible for a residence document under the Withdrawal Agreement. If you want to come to The Netherlands for your studies for more than 90 days, then you require a residence permit for study purposes.
UK students who will start an Utrecht University programme per 1 september 2021, will receive information about the residence permit application procedure in May 2021.