Netherlands short-stay visa and residence permit extension

People who are staying in the Netherlands on a short-stay visa and cannot leave the country due the COVID-19 measures, can apply for an extension of their short-stay visa by telephone at the IND, since the extension of a visa currently cannot be applied for at an IND desk. The extension can only be granted for the Netherlands and will be registered in the European Visa Information System (VIS).

Furthermore, might a Dutch residence permit expire, the permit will not be extended automatically because of COVID-19. Therefore, if a Dutch residence permit is due to expire shortly and leaving the Netherlands is currently not possible, it is important to apply for an extension. Please note that each case will be assessed on an individual basis.

Finally, when the permit-exempt term of people who can enter the Netherlands without a short-stay visa will expire, but these people can not leave the Netherlands, no further action is required. The Dutch Government will perform less control in this exceptional period. Nevertheless, the Dutch Government expects people to keep trying to leave the Netherlands and return to their home country.

LIMES international is more than happy to assist with the application for an extension of a Dutch residence permit or short-stay visa.