Authenticity features of the Dutch identity cards for aliens

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Residence permit documents

Everyone staying in the Netherlands for a longer period of time will have to be in the possession of his/her own residence permit. This document must show under which conditions the alien is allowed to stay in the Netherlands. This document must also show his/her identity and nationality.

As from 1 January 2003, residence permit models 1994 and 1997 are no longer legally valid. Model 2001 is currently the only valid residence permit in circulation.