Step 1: File a police report
You first need to go to the police to report the loss or theft. You can reach them at 0900-8844. The police will give you a certified copy of the official report. You will need the copy of the official report to apply for a replacement of your residence permit card.
Report the loss or theft to the local police. Make sure that you keep a copy of the police report. The report has to be drawn up in Dutch, English, French or German. If not, then the report has to be translated by a translator certified by a Dutch court.
Frequently asked questions
The replacement residence card has the same end date as the original residence permit card.
In this case we advise you to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for advice before applying for a replacement of your residence permit card as it might be better for us to apply for an extension for you in this particular case, instead of replacing the card.
If you lose your permit shortly before you will complete your studies at our university and you have no intention of staying on in the Netherlands after your studies, it may not be necessary to apply for a replacement of your residence permit. Contact the IND at 088-0430430 for personal advice on this matter.
After you have reported the residence permit as lost or stolen to the police, the card is no longer valid. If you find your card again after reporting it to the police, you can no longer use it. You will need to hand it in to the IND. You can send the old residence permit card by post to:
IND Bureau Documenten
P.O. Box 7025
8007 HA Zwolle