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Changing the purpose of your permit to 'study'

The UvA Immigration team can make changes to your current valid Dutch residence permit. If you already have a Dutch residence permit but need to change it to 'study'.

Do you already have a Dutch residence permit for another purpose (orientation year, employment, stay with a family member, au pair, etc.)? But do you need to change it to a residence permit for study? Then, the UvA Immigration team will submit a so-called ‘Change of the purpose of stay’ application to the IND on your behalf.

How to start?

  • First-time student at the UvA

    If you are applying for the first time, there are certain conditions you need to fulfil before you can start the immigration process. You can find more information about these conditions on our Need to know page.

    Once you have met the conditions to start the immigration application, you will receive an invitation by email to start the process. First, you will be linked to MyInfo, where you can upload the required documents. Then, the UvA Immigration team will review your documents and submit the application to the IND on your behalf. The procedure takes about 1 to 2 months. We will keep you informed by email about its progress. 

  • Current student

    If you're already studying at the UvA, you need to contact the UvA Immigration team if you want to change the purpose of your permit. The team will send you an invitation by email to start the process.

    First, you'll be linked to MyInfo, where you can upload the required documents. Then, the UvA Immigration team will review your documents and submit the application to the IND on your behalf. The procedure takes about 1 to 2 months. We will keep you informed by email about its progress. 

Will I receive a new residence permit card?

You will receive a new residence permit card after the Change of purpose application has been completed. We will inform you by email on how to submit your biometrics, if required, and how to collect your new residence permit.

Deadline

The deadline to submit your application is 1 August  2022.

Application costs

The cost for an application change in the purpose of stay is €210. This fee is non-refundable.

Documents

There are various documents you need to submit for your application. You can find all information on the required documents page.