Asylum seekers may be given asylum in the Netherlands if they need protection from persecution in their own country on religious or ethnic grounds, for instance. The Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) assesses whether an asylum seeker needs protection. Special rules apply to unaccompanied foreign nationals under the age of 18. People who are granted asylum get help from the municipality in finding a place to live.
Third-country nationals in reception centres for Ukrainian refugees can now stay for another 6 months
10-02-2023 | 16:12
Third-country nationals can now stay in reception centres for refugees from Ukraine until 4 September 2023, in order to relieve ...
Update on long-term policy for refugees from Ukraine
16-12-2022 | 11:47
In October 2022, the European Commission extended the temporary protection under the Temporary Protection Directive until 4 March ...
Legislative proposal: better distribution of sufficient reception places across the Netherlands
08-11-2022 | 14:06
Working together to ensure sufficient asylum reception facilities with a more balanced distribution across the country. This is ...