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Switch from another education institution

The UvA Immigration team can make changes to your current valid Dutch residence permit. If you already have a Dutch residence permit based on your study, we will apply to become the new legal sponsor of your current residence permit.

Do you already have a residence permit for study from another Dutch educational institution? And do you wish to study at the UvA? Then, the UvA Immigration team will need to send a new application to the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) to transfer your current residence permit to our university. A so-called ‘change of educational institution’ application.

Choose the situation that applies to you

  • Your residence permit is valid for at least three more months

    How to start?

    If you are switching from another institution, 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 webpage.

    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. 

    Will I receive a new residence permit card?

    You will continue to use the same residence permit card during and after the ‘change of educational institution application’. Your current residence permit will remain valid until the expiration date on your card. Therefore, you will not receive a new residence permit card once the application has been completed.

    Deadline

    The deadline to submit your application is 1 August  2022.

    Application costs

    The change of educational institution application is free of charge.

    Documents

    There are various documents you need to submit for your application. All of the information you will need about what is required can be found on our required documents webpage.

  • Your residence permit expires within three months

    How to start?

    There are certain conditions you need to fulfil before being invited to the immigration process. Please find your information on when to start your application on our Need-to-know webpage.

    Once you have met the conditions to start the immigration application, you will receive an invitation by email to begin 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.

    Will I receive a new residence permit card?

    You will receive a new residence permit card after the change of educational institution 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 card.

    Deadline

    The deadline to submit your application is 1 August  2022.

    Application costs

    The fee for the change of educational institution application is € 210. This fee is non-refundable.

    Documents

    There are various documents you need to submit for your application. Check the required documents for all of the information about what's needed.