If you want to return to the Netherlands

You and your family members are always free to return to the Netherlands for a short stay, e.g. for a holiday or to visit relatives. However, if you want to return to the Netherlands permanently, your remigration benefit will stop. No matter how carefully you prepare for remigration, things do not always go as planned.

Returning to the Netherlands within 1 year

During the first year after remigration, you have the option of using a simplified re-entry procedure if you want to live in the Netherlands again. If you come back to live in the Netherlands, your remigration benefit will stop.

Returning to the Netherlands after 1 year

If you come back to live the Netherlands more than a year after remigrating, you will have to go through the standard entry procedure for people wishing to settle in the Netherlands.