If you are a UK national with a residence permit as a frontier worker, you may apply for your permit to be renewed. The same applies if you have a residence permit as a family member of a UK national frontier worker.
Your application for renewal should be submitted at the latest one month before your current permit expires.
You must document your current situation when you apply to renew your residence permit. The selection of documents you must submit with your application depends on the situation that applies to you. When filling in your application form, a list of the documents you need to submit will be generated for you. You will also receive this list in an email after you have submitted your application. The types of documents we ask you to provide may include:
Most applicants do not have to submit any supporting documentation. They only need to meet up in person with the police to identify themselves. Those applicants who are required to submit documentation are to submit digitised versions of their documents online.
After submitting your application, you will receive an email confirming that your application has been submitted. Attached to this email is a summary of your application which also contains a list of any documents required for your application. If you only need to have your identity confirmed, the email will state that you are to present yourself at a police station along with proper identification (i.e. your passport or national ID card).
If you only need to have your identity confirmed
If your application summary states that you are only required to document your identity with the police, you do not need to do anything else straight away. After a while, the police will send you an email confirming that they have opened a case. After the police have made a decision regarding your residence permit, they will send you another email asking you to book an appointment to confirm your identity. Do not try to book an appointment until you receive the email instructing you to do so. Please note that appointment availability varies from police station to police station due to differences in workloads, and the waiting time for appointments may be longer in your municipality than in others.
If you have to submit documentation for your application
If your application summary states that documents are required, the police will later follow up by sending you an email, instructing you how to upload your documents electronically. It is not possible to submit documents until you have received this email. It may take some time before you receive this email from the police.
Some time after you have uploaded your documents, you will receive a new email from the police asking you to book an appointment with them to confirm your identity. Do not try to book an appointment before you are instructed to do so. It is not possible to meet with the police without an appointment.
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