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 2021* 24,705 12,985 11,720 81,165 19,580 80 6,195 1,515
Afghan 2021* 2,985 2,540 445 545 40 0 35
Albanian 2021* 0 0 0 300 80 0 80
Algerian 2021* 15 5 10 105 15 0 15
American 2021* 5 0 5 5,590 1,815 0 325
Angolan 2021* 0 0 0 35 5 0 5
Argentinian 2021* 0 0 0 435 50 0 110
Armenian 2021* 15 15 0 135 25 0 20
Australian 2021* 0 0 0 655 45 0 180
Azerbaijani 2021* 50 25 30 235 100 0 10
Bengali 2021* 20 10 10 815 575 0 15
Bhutanese 2021* 0 0 0 10 5 0 0
Bolivian 2021* 0 0 0 30 10 0 5
Bosnian 2021* 0 0 0 135 15 0 25
Brazilian 2021* 0 0 0 2,740 280 5 575
Burundian 2021* 5 5 0 15 0 0 0
Canadian 2021* 0 0 0 1,060 320 0 195
Chilean 2021* 0 0 0 335 135 0 35
Chinese 2021* 180 120 60 6,455 3,220 0 115
Colombian 2021* 95 70 25 880 235 5 145
Congolese 2021* 15 15 0 20 0 0 0
Congolese (Democratic Republic) 2021* 40 35 5 60 5 0 0
Costa Rican 2021* 0 0 0 100 20 0 15
Cuban 2021* 30 20 10 70 5 0 15
Dominican (from Republic) 2021* 0 0 0 125 5 0 30
Ecuadorian 2021* 0 0 0 170 60 0 25
Egyptian 2021* 160 85 75 1,065 200 0 90
Eritrean 2021* 1,565 740 825 1,090 5 0 5
Ethiopian 2021* 95 60 35 225 50 0 5
Philippine 2021* 0 0 0 1,500 85 0 580
Gambian 2021* 40 30 10 115 5 0 10
Georgian 2021* 0 0 0 185 95 0 30
Ghanaian 2021* 5 5 0 565 80 0 50
Guinean 2021* 65 50 15 75 0 5 15
Haitian 2021* 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
Indian 2021* 0 0 0 11,800 1,880 0 85
Indonesian 2021* 10 5 5 1,915 1,000 0 80
Iraqi 2021* 540 235 310 650 20 0 35
Iranian 2021* 1,735 1,225 510 1,895 415 5 40
Israeli 2021* 0 0 0 375 75 0 60
Ivorian 2021* 5 0 0 20 0 0 0
Japanese 2021* 0 0 0 1,490 295 0 130
Yemeni 2021* 1,120 485 635 190 35 0 0
Jordanian 2021* 55 35 20 150 60 0 10
Cape Verdean 2021* 0 0 0 65 0 0 30
Cameroonian 2021* 25 15 10 115 40 0 15
Kazakh 2021* 25 15 15 325 180 0 10
Kenyan 2021* 0 0 0 235 70 0 30
Kuwaiti 2021* 0 0 0 15 0 0 0
Kosovar 2021* 0 0 0 110 35 0 15
Croatian 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lebanese 2021* 70 45 25 370 90 0 25
Liberian 2021* 5 5 0 35 25 0 0
Libyan 2021* 60 30 30 20 0 0 5
Macedonian 2021* 0 0 0 255 35 0 80
Maldivian 2021* 0 0 0 5 5 0 0
Malaysian 2021* 10 5 5 245 85 0 15
Moroccan 2021* 45 30 15 2,160 80 5 300
Mexican 2021* 5 5 0 1,020 395 0 120
Moldavian 2021* 5 0 0 105 25 0 50
Mongolian 2021* 0 0 0 35 15 0 5
Myanmarese 2021* 40 30 10 40 10 0 0
Nepalese 2021* 5 0 0 180 50 0 20
New Zealand 2021* 0 0 0 250 20 0 80
Nigerian 2021* 200 165 35 845 260 25 75
Ukrainian 2021* 25 15 15 1,670 380 0 215
Uzbek 2021* 5 0 0 60 25 0 0
Omani 2021* 0 0 0 20 15 0 0
Pakistani 2021* 440 220 220 960 150 0 65
Peruvian 2021* 5 0 0 355 140 0 35
Russian 2021* 190 140 45 2,665 720 0 180
Rwandan 2021* 0 0 0 65 35 0 0
Salvadorean 2021* 40 25 15 50 15 0 0
Saudi Arabian 2021* 15 10 5 135 45 0 0
Citizen of Serbia 2021* 0 0 0 485 80 0 75
Sierra Leonan 2021* 45 30 15 85 10 5 10
Singaporean 2021* 0 0 0 350 225 0 15
Sudanese 2021* 100 60 45 130 25 0 0
Somali 2021* 280 165 115 140 5 0 10
Sri Lankan 2021* 30 20 10 220 60 0 5
Surinamese 2021* 0 0 0 1,185 270 0 40
Syrian 2021* 10,770 4,275 6,495 1,970 45 0 10
Taiwanese 2021* 5 5 0 795 445 0 65
Tanzanian 2021* 5 5 5 60 30 0 5
Thai 2021* 5 0 5 715 135 0 105
Togolese 2021* 0 0 0 10 0 0 0
Tunisian 2021* 10 5 0 265 20 0 20
Turkish 2021* 2,000 1,050 945 6,340 1,280 0 300
Ugandan 2021* 110 85 30 155 40 5 15
Venezuelan 2021* 90 70 20 260 25 0 80
Vietnamese 2021* 0 0 0 805 520 0 25
Belorussian 2021* 20 15 5 260 55 0 20
Zambian 2021* 0 0 0 55 30 0 0
Zimbabwean 2021* 15 15 0 125 65 0 15
South African 2021* 0 0 0 3,085 180 0 460
South Korean 2021* 5 0 5 1,175 665 0 50
Swiss 2021* 0 0 0 10 5 0 5
Stateless 2021* 555 190 365 200 5 0 10
Unknown 2021* 465 315 145 1,280 20 0 25
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 up to 2020 are final. The 2021 figures are provisional.

Changes as of August 2022:
The provisional figures for 2021 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
The new figures for 2022 will be available in July 2023.

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.