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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).


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,-

Minister Asscher is working on a compensation agreement for the group of people who participated in the integration exam abroad since the verdict of the European Union’s court of Justice on July 9, 2015. The agreement is expected to be published in the beginning of 2016.

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.

Candidates for the Basic Civic Integration Examination Abroad can now purchase preparation assistance

As of 24th April 2013, candidates for the Basic Civic Integration Examination Abroad will be able to purchase individual support for their exam preparation from Agens. The support is aimed at candidates – often people with limited experience of learning – who need extra help with the official self-learning package known as Naar Nederland (To the Netherlands). The Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment commissioned Agens to develop individual support for those preparing for the Basic Civic Integration Examination Abroad. Candidates will receive help from teachers in the Netherlands who speak their native language. The contact between the candidates and the teachers will take place over the internet, Skype or Virtual classroom, by (mobile) phone or, if necessary, by post.

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