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Entry visa and residence permit

  • An entry visa (MVV in Dutch) is a sticker in your passport issued by the Dutch Embassy or Consulate in your home country (or the country in which you legally reside) wich you may need to enter the Netherlands.
  • A residence permit is a card that shows you legally reside in the Netherlands.

Wether you need an entry visa and/or residence permit depends on your nationality:

Not applicable:


Residence permit:

South Korea
United States
Vatican City State

Entry visa and a residence permit:
all other countries

As we only accept exchange students from EU/EEA, we do not offer services to acquire an entry visa or residence permit. For more information, please contact the International office.