First, check if you need an MVV. Sometimes, you require an MVV visa (long-stay or type D visa) to apply for a Dutch residence permit. Your nationality determines whether or not you need one.
An MVV visa permits the holder to enter the Netherlands while their application for a residence permit is processed. An MVV is a temporary stay authorization or a provisional residence permit.
If you require an MVV visa, you (or your sponsor) can apply through the Entry and Residence Procedure for both the MVV and the Dutch residence permit (TEV).
When applying independently, you must do so at your country’s Dutch embassy or consulate. If your sponsor applies on your behalf, they can do so directly with the Immigration and Naturalisation Service.
Read about all these points in detail here: Permanent residency in the Netherlands | Easy guide
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