My partner has an Indian passport with a permanent residence card in the UK.

Does he need a visa to travel to the Netherlands?

  • What is your nationality? Are you married? Commented Aug 5, 2015 at 17:46
  • my nationality is Dutch and we are legally married. he had for 5 years an residence card of a family member of an EEA national.
    – Singh
    Commented Aug 5, 2015 at 17:58
  • He is traveling on his own, and this permanent residence card is issued last year in Liverpool by the UK border agency (immigration department).
    – Singh
    Commented Aug 5, 2015 at 18:14
  • He will need a visa in that case.
    – Gayot Fow
    Commented Aug 5, 2015 at 19:29

1 Answer 1


If you are not joining or accompanying your partner, then they have no access to the freedom of movement provisions.

A UK permanent residence visa (I assume you mean ILR) is not recognized as a valid instrument for Schengen because the UK does not provide reciprocity.

So yes, your partner will need a Schengen visa.

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