Bringing parents to Netherlands

Hi Viswan

I'm also an Indian expat in a situation very similar to yours.

Could you share what was the final result for visa application for your mother?

Regards,

Hi all,

I see this post was last updated in Nov 2018. Has anything significantly changed ? Needless to say I'm in the same situation, so I won't bore you with the details.

My conclusion is that it may be possible, but you will need to provide a substantial of evidence that your parent is wholly dependent on you. Does this sound correct ? In our case my mil is 150% dependent on us and there is plenty of proof.

Thanks to everyone that already shared :)

Hi everyone.

I was just wondering if there is any development on this post.
I am in the same situation here, need to bring my mother-in-law to live with us. I am moving from Portugal to Eindhoven this month.

Thank you.

cemaciel :

Hi everyone.

I was just wondering if there is any development on this post.
I am in the same situation here, need to bring my mother-in-law to live with us. I am moving from Portugal to Eindhoven this month.

Thank you.

Hi and welcome to the Forum.

The rules haven't changed.  It's doable, but the person must be wholly dependent on you; there is a briefing document available on the IND website; this link will download it to your PC/device.

Hope this helps.

Cynic
Expat Team

Cynic :
cemaciel :

Hi everyone.

I was just wondering if there is any development on this post.
I am in the same situation here, need to bring my mother-in-law to live with us. I am moving from Portugal to Eindhoven this month.

Thank you.

Hi and welcome to the Forum.

The rules haven't changed.  It's doable, but the person must be wholly dependent on you; there is a briefing document available on the IND website; this [link under review] will download it to your PC/device.

Hope this helps.

Cynic
Expat Team

It helps a lot!
Thank you.

Hello All,

I am moving to Netherlands for 2 year work-permit along with my wife & son from India.

My Parent are 64.5 & 71 years age, staying with me for last 4 years. I am also planning to move them to Netherlands for 2 years to stay with me but not sure how can I apply for there long term Visa. I am the single child & no one is there to take care of there health & other needs.

Current knowledge base on this subject in IND website is very limited, can someone please help me to know what all process & documentation I need to arrange to make this possible.

BR/Ritesh

Riteshsharma :

Hello All,

I am moving to Netherlands for 2 year work-permit along with my wife & son from India.

My Parent are 64.5 & 71 years age, staying with me for last 4 years. I am also planning to move them to Netherlands for 2 years to stay with me but not sure how can I apply for there long term Visa. I am the single child & no one is there to take care of there health & other needs.

Current knowledge base on this subject in IND website is very limited, can someone please help me to know what all process & documentation I need to arrange to make this possible.

BR/Ritesh

Hi and welcome to the Forum.

These are not the type of decisions that are made automatically, you are best advised to go and make an appointment with the IND and ask them.  The key points will be how you will take care of them if you're working, why are they absolutely dependant on you, are there no other family members and how will you provide for their medical and social needs as they will not be allowed to become a burden on the Dutch state.  If you prepare yourself before the meeting with information about this, perhaps a letter from their Indian doctor explaining their dependence on you would also help.

Hope this helps.

Cynic
Expat Team

Hello Cynic,

Thanks for your prompt reply.

I have tried to check with IND over email but not got very clear advise how should I proceed with this.

I will be sponsoring there stay, insurance & VISA fee & I have sufficient salary to do so easily.

I am the only child to my parent & thats the reason I wanted them to travel with me to take care of them. Can you guide what all documentation I need to arrange to justify the same.

Will appreciate if someone in this forum can share there experience how & what they did to make this work.

BR/Ritesh

Riteshsharma :

Hello Cynic,

Thanks for your prompt reply.

I have tried to check with IND over email but not got very clear advise how should I proceed with this.

I will be sponsoring there stay, insurance & VISA fee & I have sufficient salary to do so easily.

I am the only child to my parent & thats the reason I wanted them to travel with me to take care of them. Can you guide what all documentation I need to arrange to justify the same.

Will appreciate if someone in this forum can share there experience how & what they did to make this work.

BR/Ritesh

Hi again.

If you want your parents to travel with you, then you will probably need the advice/services of an Immigration adviser/lawyer.  I just did a quick Google search and found some listed there; I can't personally recommend any as I have never had to use their services and none have advertised their services with our Forum.

Documentation requirements will be the usual passports, birth and marriage certificates (legalised), any relevant documentation (so in your case, a doctors letter explaining why they are dependant on you).  If they are dependant on you because you provide for them (i.e. provide a place to live, pay for their cost of living etc), that may not be a good enough reason.

If you are coming to the Netherlands on a highly-skilled migrant visa, then it may be advantageous to use the same process that your new employer is using for your parents as well.  I say this as such visas get priority over others and whereas your visa could be issued in 7 days, it will take months for your parents if you apply separately.

You won't be the first person to have done this, the issue with asking people to share their experiences is that once people have found a resolution, they very rarely share or come back here to tell us or what they did; for this reason, I'd be grateful if you did share your experience so that we can better advise the next person in your situation.

If you have any further specific questions, please come back to us.

I wish both you and your parents a safe journey to the Netherlands.

Hope this helps.

Cynic
Expat Team

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