The IND in figures

The number of applications for residence permits has already been increasing for a longer time. And this is expected to increase even more in the years to come. Moreover this does not make the work of the IND easier. Increasingly more substantiation is needed to decide on a residence application. Notwithstanding that the IND does more than can be expected of the organisation on the basis of the agreed capacity, the number of cases that have been outstanding for a long time is increasing.

Each month the IND publishes a survey of the main current figures and developments.

Monthly figures June 2024

Asylum: First asylum applications 

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First asylum applications In June, the IND made 3,370 decisions on initial asylum applications. This is more than was budgeted for (2,820) and also more than in previous months. The number of incoming applications is 1,010 lower than a year ago (June 2023) and nearly 800 applications lower than in May 2024. The number of pending applications has decreased for the first time since February, to 41,770.

Asylum: Dublin procedure (Track 1)

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Dublin procedure (track 1) The number of decisions in the Dublin procedure decreased from 380 to 250, but there were also many fewer applications received. As a result, the number of pending applications in this month increased from 2,300 to 2,400.

Asylum: Safe Country procedure (track 2)

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Safe countries procedure (track 2) In the safe countries procedure, the IND made 110 decisions. In June, only 20 applications were received in this procedure. In a year, this number has not been so low. The number of pending applications decreased from 270 to 180.

Asylum: General and extended asylum procedure (track 4)

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General and extended asylum procedure (track 4) The IND also made more decisions in this procedure than budgeted for: 3,810 while 3,030 was budgeted. The number of pending applications decreased to 46,640. In May, there were 47,330.

Asylum: Family members who have joined the asylum seekers later 

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Family reunification asylum On family reunification, 1,210 decisions were made. This was more than budgeted for (1,140). The number of applications decreased from 2,510 to 2,330. The number of family members of recognized refugees waiting for a decision on their family reunification application increased to 37,830. This does not include applications falling under Article 8 ECHR, such as siblings of unaccompanied minor asylum seekers (AMV).

Family and relatives

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Family and partners In June, the IND made 3,360 decisions on applications for residence with family or partners. In May, this number was 3,190. The number of new applications remained almost the same at 3,270. The number of pending applications decreased slightly to 6,400, with the majority (4,400) being open for less than 3 months.

Residence permit knowledge and talent

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 Knowledge and talent Permits for knowledge and talent are for knowledge migrants, graduates with a search year, and employees transferred to a European branch of the company. In June, the IND made 2,140 decisions on these types of applications. In May, there were 1,570.

Study

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Study Applications for studying have a peak pattern. In May, the annual peak starts due to the start of the academic year in September. Approximately 15,000 residence permit applications are expected in total. In June, 7,310 applications were received. The IND made decisions on 7,050. The IND anticipates the annual peak and can therefore make quick decisions on these applications. Only 100 cases have been pending for longer than 1 month.

Migrant workers

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Labor migration In June, 660 applications from labor migrants were received. Last month, there were 730. This includes permits for employment, self-employment/start-ups, cross-border services, and applications under the Dutch-American Friendship Treaty. The number of pending applications increased from 1,810 to 2,030.

Naturalization

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Labor migration In June, 660 applications from labor migrants were received. Last month, there were 730. This includes permits for employment, self-employment/start-ups, cross-border services, and applications under the Dutch-American Friendship Treaty. The number of pending applications increased from 1,810 to 2,030.

Service desk

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Service desk services In June, 21,720 appointments were made at the service desk for issuing residence documents. This was fewer than in May (24,450). The first appointment possibility for collecting the residence document was on average after 4 days in June. The number of appointments for biometrics (fingerprints and photo) has slightly decreased. In June, there were 14,860 appointments. The first appointment possibility for this was on average after 4 days.

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