Followed a literacy course

You have 3 years to integrate. Did you have to learn to read and write first? And did you follow a literacy course? Then you often get more time to integrate.

Started integration before 1 January 2022

Did you start your integration before 1 January 2022? After the literacy course you will usually get a letter from DUO, saying that you get extra time to integrate. And how much. You will never get more than 2 extra years for learning how to read and write.

No letter

Is it already 8 weeks after your literacy course? And have you still not received a letter from DUO? Then apply for the extra time to integrate yourself. You should also do this if your school is not listed on Link opent externe pagina .

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

  1. Complete the  ‘Aanvraag verlenging inburgeringstermijn bij alfabetisering’ form.
  2. Ask the school to complete the 'Bewijs van inschrijving' (proof of enrolment).
  3. Send the form and the proof of enrolment to DUO.
  4. DUO decides if you get extra time to integrate. We will let you know within 8 weeks.

Started integration on 1 January 2022 or after

Did you start your integration on 1 January 2022 or after? And did you take a literacy course? You will not automatically get a letter from DUO. You have to apply for the extra time to integrate. The form will be published in 2022.