Renewal of residence permit card

A residence permit card is valid for up to five years. This is due to the fact that the card’s chip contains biometric identifiers.

To ensure the data security of the chip, the card has to be renewed every five years.

If you have a fixed-term residence permit, the period of validity of your right of residence, or your residence permit, is printed on the residence permit card. Apply for an extended permit before your residence permit expires.

If you have a permanent residence permit, the period of validity of your residence permit card is printed on the card. Apply for the renewal of your residence permit card before it expires.

 

This is what you should do

Only apply for a new card in the following situations:

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