Residence permit lost, stolen or expired abroad

If you hold a valid residence permit for the Netherlands and it has been lost or stolen or has expired while you're abroad, you will need an entry visa to return to the Netherlands. How you apply for a visa depends on the country you are in.

If the EU travel ban has been lifted for the residents of your country, you can apply for all visa categories. If the EU travel ban has not been lifted for the residents of your country, you can only apply for a visa if you fall under the exemption categories. Check the page " Q&A's Travel restrictions for the Netherlands" to see for which countries the EU travel ban has been lifted and what the exemption categories are. You cannot apply if the embassy/consulate general or the external service provider is not open for service.

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