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Proof of sponsorship and/or private accommodation

You want to invite someone from abroad for a maximum stay of 3 months. If you want to sponsor this foreign national (guarantee) for cost of living in the Netherlands, medical care and repatriation of this person, you need a proof of sponsorship and/or private accommodation.

To the office

Note: If you are married or have a registered partner, then your partner needs to co-sign the form at the desk. That means that you both have to visit our office.

Please bring

  • A valid ID
  • The filled-out, but unsigned (part 5) form

The form offers 2 options:
Part 3a: Private accomodation: the visitor is going to stay at your house.
Part 3b: Sponsorship: you are financially responsible for any possible costs that may arise from your visitor’s stay in the Netherlands.

Please tick one or both of these boxes.

Address and opening hours

Kreupelstraat 1 (centre)
9712 HW Groningen

By appointment: Monday 13:00 - 17:00, Tuesday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00 (Thursday until 19:00)
Without appointment: Tuesday to Friday 09:00 - 11:00 hrs

What you should know 

  • The maximum stay of your visitor is 3 months
  • When someone from abroad is planning to visit you and that person needs to aquire a visa, then he/she needs a proof of sponsorship and/or private accomodation (invitation letter). You need to legalise your signature on the form in the presence of a municipal official.
  • The sponsor/provider of accomodation (and, if applicable, the marriage partner or registered partner) must come in person to sign the form in the presence of a municipal offical.
  • If the accommodation provider is not the same person as the sponsor, then two seperate forms must be filled out. The same terms apply.
  • If your visitor is planning on staying longer than 3 months, then he/she might need to apply for an MVV at the Dutch embassy. An MVV is an authorisation for temporary stay in the Netherlands. An MVV is needed to apply for a Dutch residence permit. If you have any questions, please contact the IND: tel. 0900-1234561


€ 16,40

More information

For more information, please visit the IND website.