You have 3 years to integrate. Have you not finished in time? Then you must pay a fine, which cannot be higher than €1,250. You are then given 2 more years to get your integration diploma. On top of that, you may be fined for not signing the participation statement in time.
Amount of the fine
The amount of the fine depends on:
- the number of exams you have passed
- the number of times you have taken the other exams. You can combine attempts at the integration exam and the Dutch as a Second Language (NT2) exam.
- the number of hours of an integration course you have completed. You can combine hours of an integration course and hours of a NT2-course.
|Number of hours you completed of an integration course
||Number of times you have failed an exam
|Never failed exam
||Failed exam once
||Failed exam twice
|Fewer than 150||€ 1250||€ 1000||€ 750|
|150 to 300
||€ 875||€ 625||€ 375|
|300 or more
||€ 500||€ 250||No fine
Did you complete 150 hours or more of an integration course? And did you not yet inform DUO of this? If so, send DUO the ‘Verklaring deelname inburgeringscursus’ form. You received this form with the letter called ‘vooraankondiging termijnoverschrijding’. Ask your school to complete the form, then send it to DUO.