Wetenschap - 1 januari 1970

Arrival international students delayed again by immigration procedures

Arrival international students delayed again by immigration procedures

Arrival international students delayed again by immigration procedures


The majority of the 225 international students requiring a temporary
residence permit are unable to enter the country. Like last year, the time
between application and issuing the sought-after piece of paper from IND
(immigration and naturalisation service) can take up to eight weeks.

Up to July, however, IND had indicated that it could process applications
from higher education establishments within four weeks. Of the 225
international students for whom a temporary residence permit has been
requested, only 75 have so far received their permits and arrived in
Wageningen. Although a few more of the remaining 150 arrive each day,
Stella Efdé of Education and Student Affairs expects that some will not
make it until September.

The latecomers will not only miss the introduction period, which has been
specially organised to help integration with Dutch students, but a number
will arrive after the start of courses. Efdé explains that Wageningen
stopped sending applications for temporary residence permits already at the
beginning of August, as it was known that delays were likely. “It creates
enormous problems for us,

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