- MVV Visa Requirements
As of 15 March 2006, almost all aliens seeking to settle in the Netherlands who need an authorisation for temporary stay (MVV) to enter the country will have to take an integration
test before applying for a MVV visa.
- What is the civic integration examination?
It is a test that an applicant must take at the
Dutch embassy or consulate in his/her country of
residence before applying for a MVV visa. People
applying for an MVV must first prove that they
have passed the examination. You need an MVV to
apply for a residence permit - which is
necessary for a stay of over three months in the
Netherlands. The civic integration examination
is a test given in the Dutch language.
- Candidates will
be tested on their knowledge of Dutch society
and their command of the Dutch language. Anyone
who prepares properly should be able to pass the
- The examinations are administered at the Dutch Embassy in your home country. The examination consists of two parts.
- Part 1 -
Dutch Language - Listening and speaking
This part of the examination tests the candidates
listening and speaking skills of the Dutch
language. They will judge the candidates on
their pronunciation, fluency, sentence structure
The examination component Reading consists of 2
1. Words: listening and reading.
- You hear a word and must choose the right word
from 4 possible written answers given.
- You read a word and must choose the right word
out of 4 spoken responses.
2. Reading Texts.
- You read a text and get 2 multiple choice
questions. You select with the mouse the correct
Part 2 - Dutch Language - Simple reading
and understanding Dutch
- This part of the examination tests the candidates level of
reading in Dutch. Candidiates have to read
simple sentences and answer simple questions.
The examination component Speaking consists of 2
1. Answering Questions.
- You will see a video on the computer of a
person asking a question. You then answers the
question using a headset with microphone.
2. Finish sentences.
- You hear and read a sentence and see an image.
The sentence is not complete and you should give
the the missing part of the sentence by speaking
over the headset.
- Part 3 -
Knowledge of Dutch Society
This part of the examination tests the candidates level of knowledge of Dutch society. Candidiates are shown a picture book which
contains 100 images from the film "Naar
Nederland". There is a question about each photograph. Part
2 of the examination consists
of 2 sample questions and 30 questions from the picture book.
- Our Online Course contains all 100 photo-questions
"Knowledge of Dutch Society" with sound. A free
preview is available at:
Civic Integration Exam - Practice tests KNS