Temporary residence permits; purpose of stay and nationality

Temporary residence permits; purpose of stay and nationality

Nationality Periods Asylum residence permit Total residence permits asylum (Number) Asylum residence permit Refugee status / Beneficiary status (Number) Asylum residence permit Humanitarian reasons (Number) Ordinary permit by purpose of stay Total ordinary residence permit (Number) Ordinary permit by purpose of stay Study (Number) Ordinary permit by purpose of stay Other regular permits Victim of human trade (Number) Ordinary permit by purpose of stay Other regular permits Other ordinary (Number) Single permit (GVVA) (Number)
Total 2020* 14,045 9,200 4,850 59,465 11,645 155 5,445 2,935
Afghan 2020* 375 230 150 425 20 0 25
Albanian 2020* 0 0 0 245 85 0 55
Algerian 2020* 5 5 0 105 5 0 10
American 2020* 15 10 5 4,285 850 0 235
Angolan 2020* 0 0 0 45 0 0 15
Argentinian 2020* 0 0 0 285 25 0 75
Armenian 2020* 5 5 0 145 25 0 35
Australian 2020* 0 0 0 835 55 0 330
Azerbaijani 2020* 20 10 10 225 65 0 15
Bengali 2020* 5 0 0 400 265 0 10
Bhutanese 2020* 0 0 0 5 5 0 0
Bolivian 2020* 0 0 0 35 5 0 5
Bosnian 2020* 0 0 0 120 15 0 15
Brazilian 2020* 0 0 0 2,000 170 10 475
Burundian 2020* 5 5 0 25 5 0 5
Canadian 2020* 0 0 0 945 175 0 250
Chilean 2020* 0 0 0 215 55 0 35
Chinese 2020* 100 75 25 5,045 2,020 5 125
Colombian 2020* 35 25 5 625 135 10 135
Congolese 2020* 5 0 5 25 5 0 5
Congolese (Democratic Republic) 2020* 10 0 10 50 5 0 5
Costa Rican 2020* 0 0 0 85 20 0 5
Cuban 2020* 10 10 0 70 5 0 5
Dominican (from Republic) 2020* 0 0 0 125 5 0 15
Ecuadorian 2020* 0 0 0 115 40 0 20
Egyptian 2020* 80 45 35 840 175 0 65
Eritrean 2020* 1,605 495 1,110 1,475 5 0 5
Ethiopian 2020* 25 10 15 190 60 0 5
Philippine 2020* 0 0 0 1,225 70 0 495
Gambian 2020* 10 10 0 105 5 5 15
Georgian 2020* 5 5 0 125 55 0 25
Ghanaian 2020* 0 0 0 510 75 0 45
Guinean 2020* 35 30 5 75 0 10 10
Haitian 2020* 0 0 0 20 0 0 0
Indian 2020* 0 0 0 7,635 1,285 0 75
Indonesian 2020* 0 0 0 1,360 625 0 80
Iraqi 2020* 400 255 145 475 5 0 50
Iranian 2020* 540 370 170 1,275 265 0 45
Israeli 2020* 0 0 0 310 50 0 70
Ivorian 2020* 5 5 0 30 0 5 10
Japanese 2020* 0 0 0 1,305 120 0 40
Yemeni 2020* 1,055 615 440 130 15 0 5
Jordanian 2020* 25 15 10 125 40 0 10
Cape Verdean 2020* 0 0 0 65 0 0 30
Cameroonian 2020* 5 5 0 105 40 0 5
Kazakh 2020* 5 5 0 205 105 0 10
Kenyan 2020* 0 0 0 195 65 0 15
Kuwaiti 2020* 0 0 0 15 0 0 0
Kosovar 2020* 0 0 0 90 15 0 5
Croatian 2020* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lebanese 2020* 25 15 10 250 85 0 10
Liberian 2020* 5 0 0 40 30 0 0
Libyan 2020* 30 25 5 25 5 0 10
Macedonian 2020* 0 0 0 205 35 0 65
Maldivian 2020* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Malaysian 2020* 0 0 0 200 45 0 10
Moroccan 2020* 20 10 10 1,835 55 0 265
Mexican 2020* 0 0 0 720 230 0 85
Moldavian 2020* 5 0 0 70 15 0 25
Mongolian 2020* 0 0 0 25 5 0 5
Myanmarese 2020* 10 10 0 30 15 0 0
Nepalese 2020* 5 5 5 115 40 0 10
New Zealand 2020* 0 0 0 285 15 0 130
Nigerian 2020* 30 25 5 630 190 40 55
Uzbek 2020* 5 0 0 50 25 0 5
Omani 2020* 0 0 0 55 40 0 0
Pakistani 2020* 310 195 115 685 115 0 85
Peruvian 2020* 0 0 0 215 65 0 35
Russian 2020* 95 75 20 2,040 515 0 165
Rwandan 2020* 0 0 0 55 30 0 0
Salvadorean 2020* 0 0 0 20 5 0 0
Saudi Arabian 2020* 5 5 0 95 20 0 0
Citizen of Serbia 2020* 0 0 0 420 50 0 70
Sierra Leonan 2020* 10 10 0 100 25 10 15
Singaporean 2020* 0 0 0 150 55 0 10
Sudanese 2020* 135 60 70 120 25 0 10
Somali 2020* 90 55 35 105 5 0 10
Sri Lankan 2020* 20 15 5 125 35 0 5
Surinamese 2020* 0 0 0 1,090 160 0 35
Syrian 2020* 6,155 4,620 1,535 1,880 20 0 10
Taiwanese 2020* 0 0 0 620 265 0 90
Tanzanian 2020* 0 0 0 55 20 5 5
Thai 2020* 0 0 0 565 70 0 95
Togolese 2020* 0 0 0 15 0 0 5
Tunisian 2020* 5 5 0 200 15 0 15
Turkish 2020* 1,765 1,175 590 4,410 670 0 235
Ugandan 2020* 50 20 30 140 35 25 5
Venezuelan 2020* 25 20 10 175 10 5 60
Vietnamese 2020* 0 0 0 680 370 5 20
Belorussian 2020* 5 5 0 265 40 0 15
Zambian 2020* 0 0 0 45 25 0 0
Zimbabwean 2020* 0 0 0 125 75 0 5
South African 2020* 0 0 0 1,855 105 0 385
South Korean 2020* 0 0 0 805 380 0 80
Swiss 2020* 0 0 0 15 0 0 5
Stateless 2020* 310 165 145 295 15 0 20
Unknown 2020* 455 380 75 1,320 10 0 20
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table shows the number of temporary residence permits granted for the first time. Permits are differentiated by purpose and the nationality of the persons concerned. Permits are differentiated by purpose and the nationality of the persons concerned. This table contains both asylum permits and ordinary residence permits. Ordinary permits are given to non-Dutch persons mainly for work, study, family reunification, or family formation. Children of non-Dutch persons, born in the Netherlands and not in the possession of the Dutch nationality also need a residence permit. Since April 2014, the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service also issues combined permits for residence and work: single permits (GGVA). These are included in the table since 2014. All permits in the table have a validity period of three months or more.

Data available from: 2008.

Status of the figures:
The figures for 2020 are provisional. For other years they are final. It occurs occasionally that figures are to be revised if new information becomes available. When this is the case the new information will be included in the figures.

Changes as of June 2021:
None, this a new table

When will new figures be published?
New figures for 2021 will be available in June 2022.

Description topics

Asylum residence permit
Individuals whose asylum request is granted, receive a residence permit for asylum. An asylum residence permit may cover an asylum application from the same or from a previous year.

Figures include invited refugees until 2011 (approximately 500 per year).
Total residence permits asylum
Figures include invited refugees until 2011 (approximately 500 per year)
Refugee status / Beneficiary status
Refugee status: the recognition of a third country national or a stateless person as a refugee.

Beneficiary status: is granted to someone who does not qualify for the status of refugee and who has a chance of serious risk by returning to their home land. For example: if they are a victim of punishment, torture, indiscriminate violence in an armed conflict etc.

Including invited refugees until 2011 (approximately 500 per year).

Humanitarian reasons
Besides admission under international treaties, it is possible that someone is granted a residence permit on the basis of national politics. This is particularly the case when someone has suffered traumatic experiences. This person receives a permit based on compelling humanitarian reasons.

Ordinary permit by purpose of stay
Individuals whose request for a regular permit has been granted receive an ordinary permit. They did not come here for asylum, but for example to work, to study, for family reunification or for family formation. Non-Dutch persons who want to stay in the Netherlands for more three months and are not EU, EER or Swiss nationals, need a residence permit.
Total ordinary residence permit
Study
Residence permit granted for study. The residence permit must be requested at the school where the person wishes to study.
Other regular permits
Permits issued in connection with other purposes. Such authorisation was granted until 2013 to unaccompanied minors.
Victim of human trade
Other ordinary
Until 2010 including human trade victims.
Single permit (GVVA)
This permit is available from April 1st, 2014. The Single Permit combines the residence permit and the work permit. The applicants request for both in one application.