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.
Pressure on asylum reception continues
10-11-2023 | 14:49
Pressure on asylum reception has been very high for some time, and the outlook shows that this pressure will only increase. This ...
State of Migration: global migration influx in 2022
06-10-2023 | 15:45
The year 2022 marked a global migration surge compared to 2021. This also holds true for the Netherlands: 403,108 individuals ...
Public nuisance and crime rate keeps pace with number of asylum seekers
26-06-2023 | 13:00
Nuisance and crime caused by asylum seekers, along with the number of residents in reception, increased in 2022. This is evident ...