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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

Launch of information campaign for Albanian asylum seekers

This week saw the launch of an information campaign in Albania, aimed at dissuading Albanian nationals from coming to the ...

News item | 20-07-2017 | 11:12

IND, COA, DT&V present annual figures

Family members joining refugees and asylum seekers from safe countries of origin were key themes of 2016.

News item | 10-04-2017 | 10:31

Albanian escorts take Albanian foreign nationals back to Albania

Today a government flight deported 51 Albanian foreign nationals to their country of origin. As well as the 21 Albanian foreign ...

News item | 15-02-2017 | 11:50

Notorious troublemakers given area restriction order to reception centre during New Year

Trouble in and around the COA (Central Reception Organisation for Asylum Seekers) reception centres is unacceptable. For that ...

News item | 13-12-2016 | 14:50