Figures and reports

Learn more about our work, figures and results? Check out our reports, annual reports and other publications.

​Figures concerning a similar period in previous or future reports may slightly deviate. This is caused by the fact that a small amount of the registrations concerning that time period are registered later than that period. Furthermore, figures in different reports may deviate due to the definitions used and the chosen period of measurement.

Annual report

In the annual reports the IND reviews the previous year. Here you can find figures about the amount of applications that have been submitted and handled (asylum and regular), numbers of naturalisation, complaints, visits at our desks, inquiries by phone and the documents that have been granted.

Brexit report

The IND is publishing a monthly report about the status of applications for residence from UK nationals as a result of Brexit, and the decisions taken. The report provides the total figures since February 2020.

Asylum Trends

Every month the IND publishes a report about the asylum applications in The Netherlands and Europe, the Asylum Trends.

Migration radar

The Migration Radar is a quality analysis product, outlining the migratory flows of asylum seekers to Europe and the Netherlands and analysing the developments in the field of (asylum) migration.

Trend analyses, policy monitors and policy evaluations

The IND produces trend analyses, policy monitors and policy evaluations in the field of asylum and migration (only available in Dutch).

Key figures asylum and migration from the Ministry of Justice and Security

The Ministry of Justice and Security publishes every week the influx figures, that is the number of asylum applications that have been submitted. This concerns refugees that apply for asylum in The Netherlands for the first time, submit a repeated asylum application or would like to reunite with family members who already have an asylum permit. Also asylum seekers that are being relocated or resettled in The Netherlands are part of these influx figures. You can also find here, for example, the monthly and annual reports concerning asylum and migration figures, the outlined results of the IND and his partners as a whole and the registered alerts and incidents on the reception centres of the Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA). The figures are only available in Dutch.

Dutch government's data portal

On the Dutch government's data portal The Ministry of Justice and Security provides data concerning permission for asylum, departure, work, study, family and reception. The figures are only available in Dutch.

Report from the organisations cooperating in the immigration process (Vreemdelingenketen). Look for Rapportage Vreemdelingenketen

The Rapportage Vreemdelingenketen (RVK) is a bi-annual report containing key figures on the results that the Vreemdelingenketen has achieved, compared to the previous year. Among other topics this report shows figures concerning submitted first applications for residence permits (regular and asylum, classified by purpose of residence) and the percentages of first applications that have been granted. It also contains data on the number of appeals, departures, rejections at the border, supervision on legal residence and departure from The Netherlands. The figures are only available in Dutch.

 Statistics Netherlands (Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek)

Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (CBS) regularly publishes reports on migration. Figures on migration can also be found on Statline (temporarily only available in Dutch). There you can find figures concerning the numbers of migrants that come to The Netherlands (including EU-citizens), the reason of migration (migration motive), age, country of birth, nationality and the citizens that have obtained the Dutch nationality (classified by former nationality and kind of regulation).

CBS bases these data on the citizens that have been registered in the Municipal Personal Records Database (BRP). Therefore, these figures differ from the IND figures, that are based on the date of application for a residence permit or the date of granting a residence permit. 


Here figures are published concerning:

  • Departure (classified by year, nationality and member state)
  • Asylum applications (classified by year, nationality and member state)
  • Granted residence permits (regular and asylum) classified by residence purpose, duration of stay and nationality (citizenship). Furthermore, the figures are classified by year and country.
  • Granted residence permits (regular and asylum) classified by residence purpose, age, gender and nationality (citizenship). Furthermore, the figures are classified by year and country.
  • Dublin: incoming and outgoing Dublin requests, Dublin decisions and Dublin transfers (classified by year and member state).

On the website Eurostat points out which definitions have been used for the figures.

The definitions used in the Eurostat reports may deviate from the definitions that separate member states use. For a more specific explanation of the definitions Eurostat refers to the meta data on the above mentioned link.