Applying for a replacement of a lost or stolen residence permit

Did your residence permit got lost or stolen? Proceed with the steps below.

File a police report

In the event you lose your Dutch student residence permit, or if your residence permit gets stolen, the first thing you need to do is to report the loss to the police and obtain an official police report. You need the police report for applying for a new residence permit. The procedure you need to follow to obtain a new residence permit depends on the expiry date of the permit you lost.

Apply for a replacement

If the residence permit you lost was still valid for a longer period of time (more than three months), we advise you to apply for a replacement of your permit. You can apply for a replacing residence permit directly at IND, the university is not involved in the process. The form you need to submit to apply for the replacement of your permit is available on the IND website. You may contact the IND for an appointment for submitting your application by calling: 088-0430430. The costs for this procedure are €264. Your insurance may cover these costs, please contact your insurance provider for details.

If the residence permit you lost was about to expire soon (within 3 months) and you are continuing your studies at EUR after the expiry date of your permit, we advise you to apply for an extension of your residence permit instead of a replacement. Please note your registration at EUR for the next academic year must be complete at the time of the application for an extension.

When applying for a replacement isn't necessary

If you lose your permit shortly before you will complete your studies at EUR, and you have no intention to stay in the Netherlands afterwards, it may not be necessary to apply for either a replacement or an extension. The police report you obtained may be used as a substitute for your permit until you leave the Netherlands. We do advise you contact the IND (tel. 088-0430430) for a personal advice on the matter in order to be sure which procedure is best in your situation.



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I lost my residence permit! What do I do?

The first thing you need to do is to report the loss to the police and obtain an official police report. You need the police report for applying for a new residence permit.
The procedure you need to follow to obtain a new residence permit depends on the expiry date of the permit you lost.