Every year, many people apply for asylum in the Netherlands because they are not safe in their own country. We assess these applications. When we do this, we always look at someone’s personal story.
What we do
The Netherlands wants to clear the way for international talent. At the IND we therefore consider every application from people wishing to come here to work or study.
Some people who have been living in the Netherlands for a long time feel Dutch. They can apply for Dutch nationality. Every year, we assess tens of thousands of these applications.
Every year, many people apply for a partner, child, or other family member to come to the Netherlands. We assess whether these relatives are allowed to stay in the Netherlands.
Stories about our work
Whoever works for the IND, works for people and society. Find out more about our areas of expertise, experience and the choices we face every day.
How do people come into contact with the IND? What was their experience? And how do they look back on their application for asylum or naturalisation? Read their stories.
Would you like to know more? We regularly write articles with more information about everything to do with our work areas of asylum, the economy, family and naturalization.
More about us
This page contains all recent publications and statistics about immigration and naturalisation.
What can you do for us? Read more about working for the IND. And while you are here, why not check our latest vacancies.
Want to know more about the IND? Read our files or make an appointment for a presentation on location.