I have a US passport and have been working in the Netherlands since 2020. I received a new permanent contract from January 2022. My fixed-term Netherlands “residence permit” (verblijfsvergunning) expired in January and a new permit for 2022-2027 was approved by Dutch immigration but is not yet printed or issued because of waiting on biometric data (which cannot currently be provided because there are no appointments, perhaps because of corona). Because of this, I have been two months without a valid residence card.
I have a similar but reverse question to How to switch from Resident visa to Tourist visa status in the Schengen area? : if I travel to the UK using my US passport, and then try to return to NL with this documentation, what may happen? I understand there are risks, but would it rate as reckless?
- US passport
- Expired Dutch “residence permit” (verblijfsvergunning)
- Official letters to and from Dutch immigration showing the new application for residence and that it was approved
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UPDATE: I was re-admitted to NL without the residence card without any problem.