So I went back to the city yesterday morning to pick up my passport from the Dutch consulate.
And finally, after not-quite 5 months, here is my MVV sticker! (Well, I photographed part of it.)
The entire MVV sticker is large enough to pretty much take up the entire passport page. It is a temporary visa which allows me to enter and leave the country as needed (though it’s not in the plans to come and go THAT early on). Within 8 days of arriving, one needs to apply for permanent residency. So oh joy, back to the IND again.
But at least we have a break for a few weeks!