Authenticity features of the Dutch identity cards for aliens

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Model 1997

A: Permanent Residence Permit

1997_A_thumb.jpgThis permit was issued to aliens who took up residence in the Netherlands for an indefinite period of time. An alien was entitled to a permanent residence permit if he/she had lived in the Netherlands for at least five years with a valid residence permit. The residence permit document belonging to this permit had to be replaced every five years.

Document was replaced not later than 1 January 2003 by model 2001 (type II).

B: Admission as a refugee

1997_B_thumb.jpgThis permit was issued to aliens who were recognized in the Netherlands as refugee under the 1951 Geneva Refugee Convention and who were admitted as such to the Netherlands. Refugees were entitled to protection in the Netherlands, as long as the bad situation in their country of origin continued. The document belonging to this residence permit, had to be replaced every five years.

Document was replaced not later than 1 January 2003 by model 2001 (type IV).

C: Residence permit for an indefinite period of time

1997_C_thumb.jpgThis permit was issued until 7 January 1994 to aliens/family members (spouses and children under the age of 18) who in fact belonged to the family of a Dutch citizen resident in the Netherlands, to a legal refugee or to a holder of a permanent residence permit. This status was only granted after a year's residency in the Netherlands with a residence permit. The residence permit document belonging to this permit had to be replaced every five years.

Document was replaced not later than 1 January 2003 by model 2001 (type II).

D: Residence permit

1997_D_thumb.jpgThis permit was issued to aliens allowed to remain in the Netherlands for a limited period. This permit could also be granted pursuant to urgent humanitarian reasons. As a rule, a residence permit was valid for a year, needing replacement annually. In a limited number of cases, a five-year permit could be issued. A new document was issued on renewal.

Document was replaced not later than 1 January 2003 by model 2001 (type I, II, or IV).

E: Residence permit for a citizen of EU or EEA member states

1997_E_thumb.jpgA residence permit for a citizen of a member state of the EU/EEA was issued to aliens from the countries of the European Union or European Economic Area. This residence permit had to be replaced every five years.

Document was replaced not later than 1 January 2003 by model 2001 (type EU/EEA).

F1, F2 and F3: Provisional residence permit

1997_F_thumb.jpgThis permit was issued to aliens who were not refugees but who were allowed to remain here temporarily while the dangerous situation in their country of origin continued. There were three versions of the F- document: During the first year one was entitled to this permit, the F1 was issued, F2 for the second year and F3 for the third year. Should the alien still be entitled to the right of residence in the Netherlands hereafter, then in most cases a normal residence permit was issued.

Document was replaced not later than 1 January 2003 by model 2001 (type III).