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Repeat asylum application (HASA)

You wish to apply again for asylum in the Netherlands. For example, because something has changed in your country of origin or personal situation.

Conditions

You have to meet all the following conditions:

  • You are in the Netherlands.
  • You have submitted an asylum application in the Netherlands before. The IND has rejected this application. Or that application was first approved, and your residence permit was later withdrawn.

  • You would like to apply for asylum again because your situation has changed and there are new facts and circumstances.

You have to fill in an application form and submit the application in person to the IND. Find out how to do this below.  

When not to fill in this application form

You do not have to fill in an application form in one of the following situations. Instead, you can go to Ter Apel to submit an asylum application:

  • Another EU country was responsible for your last asylum application. That is why the IND has not processed your asylum application. Now, however, the Netherlands is responsible for your asylum application.
  • Another EU country was responsible for your last asylum application. That is why the IND has not processed your asylum application. You have returned to this EU country, or the Netherlands has transferred you to this EU country;
  • The IND rejected your last asylum application. Or the IND has approved your application, but later withdrew your residence permit. You then returned to your country of origin. You have proof of this, such as an original passport.

Costs

A repeat asylum application is free.

Steps in the application process

1. Arrange a lawyer

You can ask a lawyer to help you during the procedure. If you would like to be assisted by a lawyer during the asylum procedure, you must arrange this yourself before the procedure starts.

2. Fill in the application form

Complete the application form (model M35-O) with or without your lawyer. It must be completed in Dutch. Do you have (original) documents that support your application? Then add these to the application form.

Family members
Do you have family members aged 15 or over who are also applying for asylum again? Then complete a separate form for them. This is not necessary for children aged 15 or under who are not submitting an independent asylum application.

3. Submit the application

Register in person at the application center in Ter Apel. Take the application form and the (original) documents with you. Are you also applying for children who are minors? They do not have to report in person to the registration center in Ter Apel.

Check
The IND first checks your identity. This is done on the basis of documents and your fingerprints. Please therefore bring identity documents, like your passport, with you.

Submit application
After the check, an employee will send you to the HASA counter. This counter is also located in the registration center in Ter Apel. Here you submit the application with all the documents to an IND employee. After you have submitted the application, you have the right to reception. For this, after the application, the IND will refer you to the Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (Centraal Orgaan opvang Asielzoekers or COA).

4. Check the application

The IND first checks whether the application is complete and whether it has been submitted in person.

You did not submit the application in person to the IND in Ter Apel
Then the IND will send you a letter stating that you must still submit the application in person. You will have one week to report to the registration center in Ter Apel. If you do not, the IND will not process your application. This means that the IND does not look at the content of your application.

You did not complete the application correctly or you did not provide all the required information
Then you will receive a provisional decision (intended decision) from the IND. It states which information is missing from your application. The IND will give you time to provide the information that is missing. If you do not do this within the specified time, the IND will not process your application. This means that the IND does not look at the content of your application. That is why it is very important that you only submit the application once you have completed the form in full. And if you already have all documents and proof in your possession.

5. Letter from the IND

Have you completed the application in full and submitted it at Ter Apel in person? And have you provided all the required information? Then the IND will process your application. You will receive a letter from the IND stating when your procedure will start. That letter also states whether you must report to the IND. This can be in Den Bosch, Ter Apel or Zevenaar. You must then report for an interview on the agreed day and time. Not everyone receives an invitation for an interview. This is because the IND can decide that an interview is not required to be able to decide on the application.

6. Interview

The IND decides whether or not you will have an interview. This determines what your procedure looks like:

You will not have an interview
Day 1
You or your lawyer will receive an intended decision from the IND. This explains why the IND wishes to reject your application;

Day 2
You or your lawyer can respond to the IND’s intended decision.

Day 3
The IND takes a final decision.

You will have an interview
Day 1
The IND first listens to you. Afterwards you receive a decision.
> If the decision is positive, you or your lawyer will receive the positive decision the same day.
> If the decision is negative, you or your lawyer will receive an intended decision the same day. This explains why the IND wishes to reject your application.

Day 2
You or your lawyer can respond to the IND’s intended decision.

Day 3
The IND takes a final decision.

What is the interview about?
An interview with an IND employee takes place with an interpreter. During the interview, the IND will not discuss the entire asylum account with you again. This has already been discussed during a previous asylum application. The IND employee will only ask questions about the new facts and circumstances. These are the reasons why you are reapplying for asylum.

7. Decision

There are 3 possible outcomes:   

You are given an asylum residence permit

The IND grants your application. You are given a temporary asylum residence permit. This is stated in your formal decision. You may stay in the Netherlands for the time being. A temporary asylum residence permit is valid for 5 years.

Your remaining family members may also apply for a residence permit in the Netherlands. This is called family reunification. Certain conditions apply.

You may also work in the Netherlands. You do not need a work permit. Your lawyer and VWN staff can give you more information.

You are not given an asylum residence permit

The IND rejects your application. You are not given an asylum residence permit. You will receive information about the option to appeal. If the IND rejects your repeat asylum application, you will have to leave the Netherlands. The formal decision states when you have to leave. The IND imposes an entry ban on you. Both are included in the negative decision.

More research is needed

Sometimes the IND cannot give a (final) decision yet because further investigation is needed. The IND will then continue to process your application in another procedure. This could be the Dublin procedure, the General Asylum Procedure (Algemene Asielprocedure or AA) or the Extended Asylum Procedure (Verlengde Asielprocedure or VA). You will receive more information about this at the application centre (AC). You are entitled to reception during these procedures until the IND has decided on your application. You will receive an invitation letter from the IND. The invitation letter states where you can report for reception the day before your appointment.

Application forms and costs
7054 - Kennisgeving Tweede of volgende asielaanvraag7054

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new facts and circumstances

This is newly disclosed information that you did not present during your previous asylum procedure, and that you could not have presented earlier. For example, events have changed your situation or the situation in your country of origin. These changes took place after the decision on your previous asylum application. Or there has been a policy change or a court ruling relevant to your situation.