Netherlands: Updates to Family Reunification Applications 

Last Updated on March 19, 2023

Key Points  

  • The Netherlands modified the locations in which foreign nationals can submit family reunification applications  


As of 6 March 2023, family members traveling to the Netherlands for family reunification can apply at the immigration office in Zevenaar after they arrive. According to the government announcement, this change is intended to ease the burden on the application center in Ter Apel. Applicants must ensure that an appointment is booked online prior to traveling to the Netherlands.  

What are the Changes?  

Family members seeking family reunification in the Netherlands can apply at the immigration office in Zevenaar upon arrival to the country. The government made this announcement to alleviate pressure on the application center in Ter Apel. 

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of the Netherlands’ website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information. 

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