Residence permits forming the basis for a permanent residence permit


Some types of residence permits 'form the basis for a permanent residence permit'. This means that they are the type of permits that count if you are going to apply for a permanent residence permit.

If you are uncertain about whether or not the permits you have held form the basis for permanent residence, you can check this in the decisions you have received from the UDI.

You can have held several different types of permits during the three-year period, but all the permits must have been of a type that forms the basis for permanent residence.

Examples of residence permits that normally form a basis for a permanent residence permit

  • residence permits for skilled workers or self-employed persons
  • most types of family immigration permits
  • protection (asylum)
  • residence on grounds of strong humanitarian considerations (unless you have been granted a limited permit)

Examples of residence permits that normally not form a basis for a permanent residence permit

  • residence permit for student
  • residence permit as au pair
  • residence permit to get married (fiancĂ© permit)
  • residence on grounds of strong humanitarian considerations with limitations