Please remember to order your residence card in good time before the old one expires, and well ahead of time before you travel abroad.
The waiting time to get an appointment with the police can be very long. You must register the application online and book an appointment with the police at least three months before your residence permit expires. After you have attended your appointment with the police, it will take at least 20 working days until you receive the residence card by post.
Please remember that your name must be on your letter box. If not, the card will not be delivered to you.