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.
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 ...
Procedure after evacuation from Afghanistan
18-08-2021 | 10:55
The Netherlands is doing everything possible to enable the evacuations from Afghanistan. Emergency reception facilities are ...
‘State of Migration constitutes starting point for balanced migration debate’
07-07-2021 | 12:54
Wednesday 7 July saw State Secretary for Justice and Security Ankie Broekers-Knol submit the first edition of the State of ...