Re-entry visa (return visa)
If you want to travel abroad but your residence permit has not yet been issued (or has expired), you may need a return visa.
In this case you will need to request a return visa from the Dutch immigration service (IND) before you leave the Netherlands. This is a sticker that will be placed in your passport which will allow you to re-enter the Netherlands without a residence permit.
Please call +31 (0)88 0430 430 for more information or an appointment.
Re-entry permits may be issued under the following circumstances:
if you applied to extend your residence permit on time but have not yet received your new permit.
if you have to travel abroad for urgent family matters (you must be able to provide documentary evidence to support this).