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Welcome to Naar Nederland

This website is for people who wish to prepare to take the Basic Civic Integration Examination Abroad. This is the examination which some people must take and pass in order to obtain a provisional residence permit (mvv) allowing them to live in the Netherlands.

  • IMPORTANT: read this brochure about integration in the Netherlands by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment. The brochure is available in several languages. Click here.
  • IMPORTANT: If you’ve bought the Naar Nederland package before 1 november 2014 you can download the NEW KNS QUESTIONS here. You have to make the new exams on a computer. You can read about it in the article below (More about changes in the basic civic integration exam for those abroad).


Partial reimbursement purchase price self-study package Naar Nederland for orders between 9 July 2015 and 17 December 2015

The Minister of Social Affairs and Employment has retroactively lowered the price of the self-study package to € 25,-. Customers who have paid the higher price from 9 July 2015 can receive partial refund. The package may have been purchased in two ways:

  • The self-study package either has been bought through the webshop of Naar Nederland / Boom publishers. Between 4 and 10 July, these customers will receive an e-mail from the Naar Nederland helpdesk with the amount they are entitled to receive. In this e-mail a link to a form can be found. This form will display customer data, including a bank account number. The customer can check the data and complete these if needed. After completing this procedure, Boom Publishers will refund the amount within 4 weeks.
    Did you buy the self-study package after 9 July 2015 at the higher price through this webshop, but did you not receive an email between 4 and 10 July 2016?
    Then contact the Naar Nederland helpdesk through Please state your order number in your e-mail, so that we are able to help you faster.
  • The self-study package has been purchased in a different way, for example at a bookstore. In order to get a refund, the applicant needs to include proof of purchase, such as an invoice and a bank statement. In this case, the request for refund can be sent to:

Change in price of exam and self-study pack

From December 17, the price for the exam will be €150,-

Speaking € 60,-
Reading € 50,-
KNS € 40,-

Since 17 December 2015, the price for the self-study pack is € 25,-.
The digital pack is available for free since 17 December 2015.

Ruling 9 of July 2015

The Minister of Social Affairs and Employment is working on an announcement that will respond to the ruling of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) of 9 July 2015. The announcement will make clear which candidates can claim (partial) refund of exam costs that are related to the Basic Civic Integration Examination Abroad. The announcement will appear here when it is ready.

Refund of exams paid from 9 July 2015

The Minister has lowered the exam fees from 9 July 2015. Exam candidates who paid the higher exam fee from 9 July 2015 will receive automatic refund. First, exam candidates will receive an e-mail from DUO with the exact amount that will be paid back. The money will then be returned to the bank account that was originally used to pay the exam fee. The refund will be done within a period of 6 weeks after DUO sends the e-mail. Exam candidates do not need to take action themselves.

Self-study pack Naar Nederland available in 16 extra languages from 21st of December 2015

The official self-study pack Naar Nederland which will help you to prepare for the Basic Civic Integration Examination Abroad is from 21st of December 2015 available in the following 16 extra languages:

Algerian Arabic, Bosnian, Cantonese, Croatian, East Armanian language, Egyptian Arabic, Hindi, Iranian Farsi, Iraqi Arabic, Libanese Syrian Arabic, Punjabi Indian, Serbian, Sinhala, Tamil, Ukrainian, Tunisian Arabic.