Took enough lessons and exams

Did you start your integration on 1 January 2022 or later? Then this page is not for you. If you cannot do what your says, contact the municipality.

You have 3 years to integrate. Did you already attend 300 hours of a course? And did you take all exams at least twice? Then you can ask for 2 extra years to integrate.


  • You have attended at least 300 hours of a course. You can combine hours of an integration course and hours of a Dutch as a second language (Nt2) course.
  • Your school is on Link opent externe pagina .
  • The exams you haven't passed you have taken at least twice, including ONA. Both attempts at the integration exam and attempts at the Nt2 exam count.
  • Your integration period started at least 2.5 years ago.

Did you already get extra time to integrate? You can’t ask for extra time twice for the same period.


  1. Complete the form 'Aanvraag verlenging inburgeringstermijn' (Application for extension of the integration period).
  2. Ask the school to complete the statement of course participation. This statement is part of the form.
  3. Send the form with the statement to DUO.
  4. DUO decides if you get extra time to integrate. We will let you know within 8 weeks.
School does not exist any more

Doesn’t the school exist any more? Send DUO all documents you have to show that you participated in the course. For instance the contract, invoices or proof of attended hours.