Troubles with 11,000 residency permits for Brits because of to specialized mistakes

Some 11,000 British nationals in the Netherlands require new residency permits mainly because of complex mistakes with their photos, the Telegraaf reported on Thursday.

The problems centre on the way biometric aspects ended up taken at momentary workplaces in Amsterdam and Utrecht, which have resulted in photos that do not meet up with European requirements. The places of work have been set up for British households and have because been closed.

‘As a end result, the photo taken and showing on your residence document does not satisfy EU top quality standards, for case in point regarding resolution, sharpness and contrast,’ the IND mentioned in letter to all those affected.

Go through up on the challenges and what to do now

The error was recognized at the beginning of this yr, five months following the dilemma started off, the Telegraaf explained. DutchNews.nl has asked the IND for remark and to affirm the number of situations.

Individuals whose pictures are not up to scratch will have to send a new photograph to the IND, but will not be essential to choose up the new files in individual. Paperwork with fingerprint mistakes ‘can be corrected’, the IND stated.

British nationals who need to have new documents will not have to decide them up in individual. Alternatively they will be shipped by courier.

In the meantime, the IND claimed, persons can proceed to use the document to verify their residency rights and border officials have been alerted to the trouble.

The IND claimed in February that some 4,000 British nationals formally registered as dwelling in the Netherlands have not yet come forward to type out their publish -Brexit residency position.

British nationals have June 30 to apply for a residency permit, if they want to carry on living lawfully in the Netherlands, the IND mentioned. So far, 41,000 folks have accomplished so and 99% of all residency programs have been authorized.

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