• Long-Term Residents

    • Long-term residents are holders of residence permits from other member states of the EU which they obtained after a long period of residence there. (For information about obtaining the status of long-term resident in the Netherlands, see Permanent or continued residence.) Someone only has this status if he or she has these specific words on her or his residence permit:

      AT/DE/LU: langfristig Aufenthaltsberechtigter
      BG: дългосрочно пребиваващ
      CS: dlouhodobě pobývající resident
      EE: pikaajaline elanik
      ES: residente de larga duración
      FI: pitkään oleskellut
      FR/BE/LU: résident de longue durée
      GR: επί μακρών διαμένων
      HU: huzamos tartózkodás jogával rendelkező személy
      IE: cónaitheoir fadtéarmach
      IT: soggiornante di lungo periodo
      LT: ilgalaikis gyventojas
      LV: pastāvīgais iedzīvotājs
      MT: Migrazzjoni fit-tul
      NL/BE: langdurig ingezetene
      NO: person med permanent oppholdtillatelse (b) / person med permanent opphaldsløyve (n)
      PL: rezydent długoterminowy
      PT: residente de longa duração
      RO: rezident pe termen lung
      SE: varaktigt bosatt
      SI: rezident za daljše obdobje
      SK: osoba s dlhodobým pobytom

      Long-term residents can apply for a residence permit for self-employment in the Netherlands without having to prove that their intended business serves a vital Dutch economic interest. They do have to be able to show that their business will be able to provide them with sufficient regular income to support them.

      Long-term residents can also apply for a residence permit for stay as an economically inactive person, provided that they have sufficient savings or income from another country, or a pension to subsist on.

      And long-term residents can also be eligible for stay with a partner who lives in the Netherlands without having to first obtain a preliminary visa (or take the basic integration exam) in their last country of residence. If they have already satisfied an integration requirement in the EU country where they became a long-term resident, moreover, they are also exempt from the civic integration requirement in the Netherlands.

      Lees over langdurig ingezetenen in het Nederlands