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.
Accommodation needed for 13,500 asylum permit holders in the second half of this year
11-04-2022 | 09:23
The government has asked municipalities and provinces to house 13,500 asylum permit holders in the second half of 2022. Asylum ...
Initial reception centre for Ukrainian refugees to open in Amsterdam today
01-03-2022 | 10:04
As of today, the first wave of Ukrainian refugees who fled to the Netherlands and need a place to stay can make their way to ...
Acute shortage of asylum reception spaces – government issues instructions
14-12-2021 | 12:27
There is an acute shortage of asylum reception spaces in the Netherlands. An intermittent outflow and high inflow will leave the ...