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Residence permit for vocational training

Once you have completed a course of study, you also have the opportunity to do vocational training and to apply for a residence permit in order to pursue a programme leading to professional qualifications. The decision on your application will be taken by the Foreigners Authority.

Before applying, ask the Foreigners Authority for details and find out what documents you will need to submit.

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Please note that you need to apply for the relevant residence permit before your residence permit for the purpose of studying expires.

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