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Stricter regime for asylum seekers causing nuisance

From now on, asylum seekers who cause serious nuisance will be housed in an Enforcement and Supervision Location (HTL) in ...

News item | 18-12-2019 | 12:01

National coordination meeting: new reception centres needed

More capacity is needed for the reception of asylum seekers. The Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA) is ...

News item | 08-11-2019 | 10:45

Inspectorate report on departure process of Armenian children leads to measures

Ankie Broekers-Knol, the Minister for Migration, will be taking a number of measures to prevent situations such as the one around ...

News item | 05-11-2019 | 13:31

Lower accommodation target for permit holders

The number of permit holders that municipalities are required to provide suitable accommodation for in the first six months of ...

News item | 26-03-2019 | 17:00

Change in asylum policy on Afghan families with minor children

Requests for asylum from Afghan families with minor children will no longer be rejected on the basis that they could ostensibly ...

News item | 11-07-2018 | 13:15

Harbers: “Emphasis on the authentic story of LGBTs and converts”

The Immigration and Naturalisation Service (Immigratie- en Naturalisatiedienst (IND) is set to change the way it assesses the ...

News item | 04-07-2018 | 18:00

Tougher approach to asylum seekers causing disturbances

Minister for Migration Mark Harbers will be taking a tougher approach to any asylum seekers causing disturbances. These ...

News item | 08-06-2018 | 18:00

2017 Immigration Services Report: Number of asylum seekers holding steady, composition has changed

The total volume of asylum seekers – consisting of first-time and repeat applications and family reunifications – registered by ...

News item | 30-04-2018 | 09:43

Current asylum and migration figures available online

Since the end of June 2017, the Ministry of Security and Justice has published open datasets on asylum and migration. These ...

News item | 11-09-2017 | 11:28

First six months sees decrease in number of irregular migrants

In the first half of 2017, the number of irregular migrants showed a decrease of 8 per cent in comparison to the same period in ...

News item | 20-07-2017 | 13:36