Press and information

On this page we collect information about the IND, such as current developments and background information. Journalists can also contact our spokesperson directly.

For questions from the public, please visit our contact page.

Current topics

Some topics are regularly in the news, for example the reception of asylum seekers and corona measures. That is why we have compiled files about them.




Our spokespersons

Mijke Bol
Mobile: 06 29 67 44 40

Tom van Essenberg
Mobile:  06 23 30 76 98



Statistics and publications

We are often asked questions about facts and statistics. They are available on our page Statistics and publications. This page contains various publications and background information about the migration system, the IND and how we work.

Important topics

Rights of residence and code 98

No right of residence in the Netherlands: if this is the case, the IND registers it under a code called code 98. This subject regularly appears in the media. That is why we would like to explain how code 98 and other residence codes work.

Au pairs

Au pairs often come to the Netherlands for cultural exchange. To do so, they need a residence permit from the IND. In 2022, the government will tighten the au pair scheme to limit any disguised employment and labour exploitation.

Family reunification

Anyone who is not safe in their own country can obtain protection in the Netherlands (asylum). Asylum seekers who have a right to this can build a future in the Netherlands. Sometimes, reunification with family members who have stayed behind is part…


IND staff regularly organise information sessions for groups, for example at companies or schools. These information sessions can be about application processes and policy or the work of the IND and our role in asylum cases. Would you like us to hold a session? Then please complete this form (in Dutch only) at least 8 weeks in advance. 

More about us


VreemdelingenVisie (‘Vision on Foreign Nationals’) is a Dutch-language online magazine by the COA, DT&V and IND. In it, we discuss subjects such as admission, reception, guidance and support, and the return of foreign nationals. Read the latest edition here.

IND Social Advisory Council

The Social Advisory Council (in Dutch: Maatschappelijke adviesraad or MAR) advises the IND about the implementation of immigration policy.

Statistics and publications

Do you want to learn more about our work and our results? Then have a look at our statistics and publications.