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.
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Lower accommodation target for permit holders
26-03-2019 | 17:00
The number of permit holders that municipalities are required to provide suitable accommodation for in the first six months of ...
Change in asylum policy on Afghan families with minor children
11-07-2018 | 13:15
Requests for asylum from Afghan families with minor children will no longer be rejected on the basis that they could ostensibly ...
Harbers: “Emphasis on the authentic story of LGBTs and converts”
04-07-2018 | 18:00
The Immigration and Naturalisation Service (Immigratie- en Naturalisatiedienst (IND) is set to change the way it assesses the ...