Bringing a child under the age of 18 to the Netherlands

If you are a Dutch national or have a residence permit you can – under certain conditions – bring your foreign child or children to the Netherlands. Find out on what you need to do and what needs to be arranged abroad on your child's behalf.

Bringing your child to the Netherlands

In some cases, a child under the age of 18 may be able to get a residence permit. This depends on your child's nationality.

The Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) provides information on the application and procedure. Visit to find out what you have to arrange in the Netherlands. And what has to be arranged abroad.