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IND Appeals

Has your application for a Dutch visa or residence permit been rejected? You only have 28 days to file an appeal. You must act quickly to protect your right to appeal.

The Dutch Immigration and Naturalization Service IND enforces a restrictive immigration policy, particularly with regard to immigration by partners and other family members.

IND Rejected Application

Some applications are denied because the applicant doesn't meet the requirements for the requested visa or residence permit. Other times, the applicant could have qualified, but mistakes were made by the applicant or the IND.

The law gives you just four weeks to respond by fixing your application, providing missing documents, or making your legal argument to the IND why your application should be approved.

If the IND has just denied your application, contact us right away.

With professional help, it's often possible to correct errors by the applicant or the IND in the review process so the permit can be issued. We'll examine the circumstances of your case to see if there is a valid basis for your appeal. If you have one, then we'll prepare and file your appeal with the IND.

If the IND rejects your appeal, you can get an impartial judge to rule on your application by filing an appeal with the Aliens Court. These judges can reverse a negative IND decision if it is found to be in conflict with Dutch or European Union (EU) immigration law or procedure.

If you've already prepared your application but not yet filed it with IND, we can review it for you to make sure there are no mistakes and your documents are correct.

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If you would like help with your IND appeal, feel free to call us at +31 (0)20 262 2509 or send us an email at

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