Immigrants are people who come from other countries to reside in the Netherlands for employment, family reunification or other purposes. Not all foreign nationals are automatically allowed to settle in the Netherlands. To settle here, you may require a residence permit, which you can obtain under certain conditions. For instance, if you are immigrating for family reunification, you must have a Dutch partner or a partner who is legally resident in the Netherlands and who has sufficient income. The Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) assesses applications for residence permits.
2017 Immigration Services Report: Number of asylum seekers holding steady, composition has changed
30-04-2018 | 09:43
The total volume of asylum seekers – consisting of first-time and repeat applications and family reunifications – registered by...
Two hundred additional Royal Netherlands Marechaussee officers for border security
01-06-2017 | 12:04
The government is making 20 million euros structurally available to expand the capacity of the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee....
Dutch presidency reaches an agreement on European border controls and coast guards
22-06-2016 | 13:24
Dutch presidency and the European Parliament reached an agreement today on setting up European border controls and coast...