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Cabinet waiting for decision by the Committee of Ministers

Secretary of State Teeven (Security and Justice) will wait for the decision by the Committee of Ministers concerning the issue of ...

News item | 10-11-2014 | 14:18

Gerard Bakker new chief executive officer of Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers

Mr G.J.C.M. Bakker was appointed chief executive officer of the Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA) today by ...

News item | 13-10-2014 | 15:11

50 up to a possible 75 families can still stay

At least 50 families that had been turned down under the scheme for long-term immigrant children will now be granted a residence ...

News item | 24-09-2014 | 12:07

Minister Opstelten and State Secretary pursue security policy with vigour

In 2015 Minister Opstelten and State Secretary Teeven will continue their work on implementing the measures that were taken in ...

News item | 16-09-2014 | 15:15

Government to intensify mobile immigration control

Mobile immigration checks are to be expanded to enable a more effective response to people smuggling and illegal residence in the ...

News item | 23-05-2014 | 16:39

Increase in voluntary return of asylum seekers who have exhausted all legal means

The percentage of asylum seekers who have exhausted all legal means and have returned with the help of the International ...

News item | 12-05-2014 | 12:16

Measures due to unexpected peak in influx of Eritreans

In the month of April, the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) detected an unexpected substantial rise in the asylum ...

News item | 02-05-2014 | 11:56

Laws taking effect

News item | 01-04-2014 | 14:05

Naturalisation requires seven years’ residence in the Netherlands

Foreigners who seek to acquire Dutch nationality will soon be eligible for it only after seven years of lawful residence in the ...

News item | 20-12-2013 | 19:13

More privacy for sick asylum seekers in Reception Centres

Sick asylum seekers are allowed more privacy when speaking to a doctor. In 2014 the privacy of waiting rooms in the general ...

News item | 03-12-2013 | 10:35