Newborn Resident Permit

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Do you want to apply the resident permit for the newborn? Here is the step by step guide on how to do it.

When can you apply for Resident Permit?
If you meet below conditions, then IND cannot deny for providing the Resident permit even if the child does not have a passport.
– When your child is born in Netherlands and does not have a resident permit.
– Your child is part of your family.
– From your child’s birth, you and your child have main residence in the Netherlands.
– From your child’s birth, you have a valid resident permit or you are a dutch citizen after your child is born.
– You declare that you are taking the sponsorship of the child.

How to apply?
You can apply for the resident permit online. For online application, you will need :
– a DigiD with SMS code. You can see here on how to apply the DigiD id.
– Ideal or Internet banking to pay for your application

You can apply for online here at IND website..

How much does it costs?
The costs of the application is Eur 58.

What are the documents needed for application?
You will only need a BSN number for the application.

Collect Resident Permit
Within few weeks, you will receive a letter from IND that resident permit is ready to collect. You will then need to take up an appointment with the IND to collect the resident permit. During the appointment, you will need a passport of your child as an identification proof.


Heel prick and Hearing test

There are two important tests required in the first week after the baby is born. This is required to do an early detection of any abnormality so that it can be treated.

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Heel Prick Test :
In the first week after the birth, blood from your baby heel is collected and examined for a number of rare diseases.If the heel prick test will show that your baby has a rare disease, you will be referred to a pediatrician. An employee of GGD (Gemeentelijke Gezondheidsdienst) will come to you home(usually without an appointment or call) to perform the heel test. The test will be performed within 4 to 8 days after the baby is born.
If the test results are good, you will not be notified. No news is a good news. If the test is abnormal, your will be notified and your family doctor will contact you.

Hearing Test :
Hearing test is also done at your home within first week after the birth. The test takes only few minutes and is painless. Results will be shared immediately. The hearing test will be done during the same visit as that of heel prick test.

Register your newborn

Register the baby at Gemeente within three days !

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You are required to register the newborn at Gemeente or municipality within 3 days after the birth. The day child was born is not included in the three days. If third day falls on weekend or holiday, you can register the next working day.

I myself gave birth at Amstelveen Amstelland hospital, however I live in Amsterdam. So I had to register in Amstelveen since the baby is born in Amstelveen.

In Amstelveen you can register the birth during opening hours at city hall’s Civil Registry (Burgerlijke Stand) desk. In Amsterdam you have to make an appointment to register at a city office (stadsloket).

Who can register?
The child’s mother or father can register the birth. If father is absent, then someone who was present at the birth is required to register.

What to bring with you?
– The name of the child.
– The date and time of the birth. No documentation is required for this. Sometimes hospital give this as a letter too.
– A valid ID for the person registering the birth.
– A valid ID of the mother
– A marriage certificate (may or may not be needed)