When is a residence permit required?
A residence permit is required by foreign students wishing to study in the Netherlands. You can apply for a residence permit once you have arrived in the Netherlands and have taken the steps described below.
To whom does it apply?
A student from an EU/EEA country is not obliged to obtain a residence permit. Nevertheless, the Gerrit Rietveld Academy advises you to obtain one, as you may require a residence permit for various government and private agencies. Students from other countries are obliged to apply for a residence permit.
How can a residence permit be obtained?
A residence permit can be obtained by closely following the steps below.
As soon as you find out you have been admitted to the Rietveld Academie, contact the International Office of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. You can do so by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Clearly state your name and your country of origin. Also clearly state that you wish to apply for a residence permit upon arriving in the Netherlands.
In order to obtain a residence permit, you must have the following documents. NB: Some of these documents can only be obtained in your home country. So make sure you obtain them before your departure.
a valid passport, with an MVV visa if necessary (for more information, see under MVV Visa)
2 official passport photos, in colour or black & white
A valid postal address in the Netherlands
Proof of health insurance with sufficient coverage and validity in the Netherlands
Proof of enrolment at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie
Valid proof of a bank account in your name, with a balance equivalent to at least € 9305 to show that you can support yourself in the Netherlands for a year.
Students from outside Europe must have proof of a return ticket, or at least proof that they have sufficient funds to purchase one.
Students from certain countries are obliged to take a tuberculosis test. This test can be taken at: GGD Amsterdam (Public Health Service of Amsterdam), Nieuwe Achtergracht 100 in Amsterdam. Telephone number: +31 (0)20 5555911, www.ggdamsterdam.nl, email@example.com
Once you have all of these documents, the Gerrit Rietveld Academy can submit the application for you. So deliver these documents to the International Office as soon as possible. The International Office is located on the first floor of the Rietveld building, near the Student Office.
A residence permit costs money. The fees are as follows: Students from EU/EEA countries: 30 euros Students from non-EU/EEA countries who do not have an MVV visa: 600 euros Students from non-EU/EEA countries who have an MVV visa: 300 euros. Students from Israel: 300 euros. Please transfer the applicable amount to the Gerrit Rietveld Academyie as soon as possible. The application will only be submitted after all the necessary documents have been received and the money has been deposited into the bank account of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie.
Please transfer the applicable amount to the Gerrit Rietveld Academie as soon as possible.
Include the following information on the check:
1). SWIFT code: INGBNL2A
2). IBAN code: NL29 INGB 0656 8509 06
3). Name of the school: Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam
4). The address of the ING Bank office:
ING Bank Amsterdam Amstelplein 1 1096 HA Amsterdam The Netherlands
5). Your complete name (the name of the CANDIDATE) and ‘IND fee’
to make sure we know for whom and what reason the payment was made.
Once your residence permit has been granted, you will be notified that you can collect your residence permit.
NB 1: The EU/EEA countries are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.
NB 2: Renewal: You must renew the residence permit before the expiry date each year. The fee for this is € 150. Renewal is the student’s responsibility. If you have any questions about this, please contact the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND). www.ind.nl
Do you have any remaining questions? Then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org