Netherlands Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden

Applying for an authorisation for temporary stay (MVV)

If you wish to stay in the Netherlands longer than 90 days, you may need an authorisation for temporary stay (MVV). The MVV is also called a type D visa. It will allow you to travel to the Netherlands to collect your residence permit from the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND).

When is an MVV not required?

  • You are not required to obtain an MVV or a residence permit if you are a national of a European Union or European Economic Area member state or Switzerland.
  • You are not required to obtain an MVV if you are a national of Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, South Korea, the USA or Vatican City. Instead, your host in the Netherlands can apply for your residence permit before you arrive in the Netherlands. You may also apply for a residence permit yourself after you have arrived in the Netherlands.

 

When is an MVV required?

You are required to obtain an MVV if you are a national of a country not mentioned above. To apply for an MVV, please use the MVV application form.

For more information about admission to and residence in the Netherlands, please go to the Immigration and Naturalisation Service's (IND) website

Procedure for MVV applications

An authorisation for temporary stay (MVV) can be requested in two ways.

  1. Your host in the Netherlands can submit an application to the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND). This is known as the MVV-REF procedure. For some purposes of stay, applying through a host is compulsory.
  2. You can submit an application to the Dutch embassy or consulate yourself. This is known as the MVV-DIP procedure. If you do not have a host in the Netherlands, this is your only option.

If you wish to apply for an MVV, you are advised to follow the MVV-REF procedure. Your host in the Netherlands will liaise with the IND, while you await the decision on the application outside the Netherlands. Your host will be informed by the IND of the decision on your MVV application. This message indicates what you need to do and which documents you need to bring to the embassy in order to have the MVV sticker placed in your passport, among other things.

If you wish to apply through the MVV-DIP procedure, you must make an appointment at the Dutch embassy or consulate first. At this appointment your identity and application form will be checked and your fingerprints will be taken. If you have already taken a civic integration examination, your fingerprints will be checked. Once your application is complete, your details will be registered. Your application will then be forwarded to the IND, where a decision will be made. You will be informed of the decision on your MVV application. If your MVV application has been approved, you can then make an appointment to collect your MVV from the Dutch embassy or consulate.