Basic Civic Integration Examination Abroad

You want to live with your partner in the Netherlands. To be allowed to live in the Netherlands, people from outside the EU usually need a permit. For this purpose you must first take the Basic Civic Integration Examination Abroad. This test is about the Dutch language and Dutch society. You can prepare for this exam using this website.

Read more information about civic integration in the Netherlands in the brochure Basic Civic Integration Examination Abroad of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment.

Practice independently with a study package Naar Nederland

The Dutch government has had a study package made with the name Naar Nederland. It consists of Lesson materials for people who want to prepare for the Basic Civic Integration Examination Abroad Naar Nederland contains Lesson materials for learning to speak, understand and read Dutch. You can also practice for the exams Knowledge of Dutch Society, Speaking proficiency and Reading proficiency. Naar Nederland enables you to practise for the exam independently. You can order the lesson materials or download them free of charge from this site. The package is available in 34 languages.

View the Lesson materials

  1. Practise with the sample exams
  2. Log in for the e-learning program
  3. Sign up for the exam

The civic integration examination abroad consists of three sections:

You take the exam at a Dutch embassy or consulate general. You contact the Dutch representation in the country where you want to take the exam. You can find a list of embassies and consulates where you can take the basic civic integration exam abroad in the Overview of countries civic integration exam abroad and MVV. The exam is taken on a computer. If you have any questions, you should ask the embassy staff member before the exam begins. Once the exam has started, you will not be able to ask any more questions. You do NOT have to do any writing during the exam.

Read more information about civic integration in the Netherlands in the brochure Basic Civic Integration Examination Abroad of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment.

Latest News

Coronavirus

Due to the measures against the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Basic Civic integration Exams were postponed. However, it is possible from today that in some countries the Dutch embassy resumes the exams again. If this is the case, and your appointment had been cancelled, the embassy will contact you for a new appointment.

Please keep an eye on the website www.nederlandwereldwijd.nl or www.nederlandenu.nl. where you can find information about the services of the Dutch embassies.