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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National coordination meeting emphasises urgent need for additional reception capacity for asylum seekers
04-03-2020 | 11:15
At the national coordination meeting on migration and integration (Landelijke Regietafel Migratie en Integratie, LRT) that took ...
Stricter regime for asylum seekers causing nuisance
18-12-2019 | 12:01
From now on, asylum seekers who cause serious nuisance will be housed in an Enforcement and Supervision Location (HTL) in ...
National coordination meeting: new reception centres needed
08-11-2019 | 10:45
More capacity is needed for the reception of asylum seekers. The Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA) is ...