Housing, Visa and residence permit procedcure

The UT is responsible for the lawful residence of the (guest) employees

The staff at the International Service department are specialists in Dutch immigration procedures. They will help you and your family with the applications for visas, residence permits and work permits.

There are different types of resident permits, and the University of Twente will determine which type is required. In order to obtain a residence permit for work, you will have to meet several criteria. Different criteria apply to each type of residence permit.

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Housing at the UT

For housing information, please see www.utwente.nl/housing.

EU/EEC citizens

EU/EEC citizens are citizens from the following countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark (excluding the Faroe Islands and Greenland), Germany, Estonia, Finland, France (including French Guyana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion), Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira), Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain (including the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands), the Czech Republic, Sweden.

The following countries are member states of the European Economic Area (EEA): Liechtenstein, Norway and Iceland. Citizens of Switzerland are also considered to be EU citizens.

Non-EU/EEC citizens

For citizens from outside the EU/EEC, both the purpose of your to the University of Twente and the duration of your stay are relevant.

PURPOSE OF stay: STUDENT

Will you be registered as a student at the University of Twente? Please contact the Student Services Contact Centre for more information.

PURPOSE OF sTay: INTERN

Are you registered as a student at an educational institution outside the Netherlands and is the internship a mandatory part of your study programme required for completing the curriculum? Or did you finish your Master less than 2 years ago? In that case, the International Service Team can file an application for a working permit and an entry visa for the duration of your internship. There is a max of 1 year.

If your stay will be for less than three months, then you will need to apply to the embassy in your home country for a short-stay visa yourself. The International Service Team will apply for the working permit.

PURPOSE OF stay: STAFF MEMBER (DOCTORAL DEGREE CANDIDATE / RESEARCHER)

Maximum stay of three months 
For a stay of less than three months, you will need to apply for a short-stay visa yourself. Certain nationalities are exempt from the visa requirement. Go to: Nationals of the following countries need a Schengen visa for a stay up to 90 days in the Netherlands.

Stays exceeding three months
The International Service Team will handle the Entry and Residence (TEV) procedure for stays exceeding three months.

PURPOSE OF STAY: GUEST STAFF MEMBER 

Maximum stay of three months
For a stay of less than three months, you will need to apply for a short-stay visa yourself. Certain nationalities are exempt from the visa requirement. Go to: Nationals of the following countries need a Schengen visa for a stay up to 90 days in the Netherlands.

Stays exceeding three months
The International Service Team will handle the Entry and Residence (TEV) procedure for stays exceeding three months.

PURPOSE OF stay: RESIDENCE OF FAMILY MEMBERS

For more information on procedures relating to family members, go to Family

Fees

Costs will be made for the visa and residence permit applications. For more information, go to the Overview of Costs of the Immigration and Naturalisation Service. If the International Service Team applies for the application at the Immigration office, they will pay the fees for you and your family members. Unless you are entitled to the 30% rule.  

Tuberculosis test

In the case of staying in the Netherlands for more than three months, you will need to take a tuberculosis test. This test is not compulsory if you are from one of the following countries:

Standard income

The Immigration and Naturalisation Service checks whether the applicant has sufficient resources when an application for an Authorization for Temporary Stay and a residence permit are submitted. These standard amounts are based on the Minimum Wage and Minimum Holiday Allowance Act and the Work and Social Assistance Act. These amounts change in January and July of each year. Required amounts income requirement | Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND)

Legalisation of documents

Documents that are official and legally valid abroad are not automatically official and legally valid in the Netherlands. The authorities in the country that has issued the document often need to stamp and sign the document first. This is called legalisation. See this list: Legalisation of foreign documents for use in the Netherlands.

Evaluation of qualifications

Qualifications obtained from educational institutions outside the Netherlands must be evaluated. This must be done with a view to entry into the labour market. The evaluation provides information to employers, educational institutions and the holder of the qualification, and is intended to determine whether the educational level required for the work to be performed has been met. The evaluation of qualifications usually takes place upon admission to the University. The Admission Office by International Office performs the evaluation.

If you travel abroad for work or study, many countries will ask for the legalization of qualifications obtained from a Dutch educational institution as part of evaluation procedures. Legalization means that a document is issued by an authorized person and that the signature placed on the document is in fact the signatories. This allows foreign authorities to be certain that the document is legally valid. For more information on this topic, go to The Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education. 


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