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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Tougher approach to asylum seekers causing disturbances
08-06-2018 | 18:00
Minister for Migration Mark Harbers will be taking a tougher approach to any asylum seekers causing disturbances. These...
2017 Immigration Services Report: Number of asylum seekers holding steady, composition has changed
30-04-2018 | 09:43
The total volume of asylum seekers – consisting of first-time and repeat applications and family reunifications – registered by...
Current asylum and migration figures available online
11-09-2017 | 11:28
Since the end of June 2017, the Ministry of Security and Justice has published open datasets on asylum and migration. These...