Visa & residence permit: overview

If you require an entry visa and/or a (new) residence permit, you will be contacted by email to guide you through each step of the process. 

According to Dutch law, students cannot apply for a visa themselves. All applications and extensions for (entry) visas, residence permits and Change of Purpose are coordinated by the University of Twente. The Visa Office coordinates the on-campus bachelor's, master's and exchange students.

ITC and PhD students

Students from the faculty ITC will be assisted by the ITC faculty, whereas PhD students will be assisted by our Office Foreign Employees. Please refer to their respective websites for more information.

Obligation of Identification

As a resident of the Netherlands, you must be able to identify yourself to authorities at all times. Hence, we strongly encourage you to always carry your passport, ID card and/or residence permit with you.

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