Quick question re applying for my permanent residence permit (on basis of relationship with Dutchie- samenwoning only, not married or reg. partnership)- exactly when do they start the clock on your 5 years? I landed in NL in July 2007, was given a temp 1 year permit, then given a 5 year permit in September 2008. My current permit shows an expiry date of Sept 2013.
So, do I need to count 5 years from the issuance of this permit, or can I start the 5 years from my arrival date, or from issuance of my first permit? I meet all the other requirements for perm residency- perm contract at work and meet the min salary, passed my inburgerings exams, have health insurance, have lived here continuously since sept 2007, no criminal record.
Thanks for any help!!