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F + card waiting time


Good day all,

I have applied for an F+ card and the waiting time is 5months. Word of mouth: says if I dont recieve any letter by post from the ministry during this time, it is considered a positive answer.
Does anyone know about this or had a similar experience before?

Also is it possible that they could give another card type instead.. if am not eligible to an F+ at the end of the 5months time?

Thanks ahead


I think is better if you could have applied for Nationality. I would have taken you the same time 5-6 months. However the procedure is every time you apply for a superior residence card from the one you have the commune/city hall has to demand the permission of the foreigners office in order to be able to issue it the card. Since you have F card I think it will be easy for you to receive the F+ as they are very similar.

Jul 8, 2018 18:34

You need permanent residency before you can apply for nationality.

Only eu nationals can apply for permanent residency simultaneously with nationality.

Jul 9, 2018 08:56

@ Shortof,
An F card is considered permanent residency. with an F card can be applied for nationality provided you fulfill more than five year residence and the other criteria

Jul 9, 2018 20:06

Thank you for your replies EDi and SHORTOF..
Yes I already applied and wanted to know about the my first question.

Jul 10, 2018 08:31

An F card is not considered permanent residence. In accordance with EU regs, after 5 years only of residence in an EU country, can you be considered for permanent residence. A few exceptions, such as refugees, parent of EU child with permanent residence / nationality.

Therefore F+ card first then nationality.

Jul 10, 2018 18:21