First learn to read and write
You are given 3 years to integrate. Did you have to learn to read and write first? And have you followed a literacy course in those 3 years? After the literacy course you will usually get a letter from DUO, saying that you are being given extra time. And how much. You will never get more than 2 years extra in order to learn how to read and write.
No letter from DUO
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 yourself. You should also do this if your school is not on the Blik op Werk list Link opent externe pagina.
- Complete the form ‘Aanvraag verlenging bij alfabetisering’ (Application for literacy extension).
- Ask the school to complete the proof of enrolment.
- Send the form and the proof of enrolment to DUO.
- DUO decides whether you are given extra time.