Work for the IND

From a refugee who is not safe in their own country to an engineer who is coming to the Netherlands to apply their knowledge in practice: as an IND staff member you help people faced with major  events in their lives. 


What can you do for us?

Whether you are an IT specialist, decision staff member or lawyer. Because we play such an important role in many people´s lives, it is important that we are reliable, fair and professional. And that we are people-centred. So of course  these are also the values we are looking for in our new colleagues.


Job with impact

Each day, the IND works for people who come to the Netherlands from all over the world. We do this with attention for every application.

Application process

The IND offers all sorts of career opportunities for professionals with different backgrounds and ambitions.

Are you a student?

Are you a student and looking for an internship or mentorship for your final project? We may be able to help you. You can find out more on this page.

These vacancies are always open

IT specialists

At the IND, you are not just an IT staff member. You are a specialist who works for the Netherlands as a whole. What is more: you work for the world. You do this by helping us with modern solutions and data-driven services. For example for people applying for asylum in The Neteherlands or people who want to come here as an expat or student.

Legal representative

Which foreign nationals have a future in the Netherlands? And who must return to their country of origin? When a third-country national challenges a decision on their residence, then you represent the Minister for Migration and the Minister of Foreign Affairs at the court and at the Council of State.

Interview and Decision Staff

Migration is about people. People who ask for protection, want to study here or offer their skills. Others want to work in the Netherlands, live here with their family or acquire Dutch citizenship. Migration cases like this require well-considered decisions. Would you like a meaningful role in deciding these cases?

Stories from your future colleagues

My work is a grey area in which I have to take black-and-white decisions

A foreign national who applies for asylum in the Netherlands can tell their story in different interviews. One of the interview and decision-making staff members sitting on the other side of the table is Carla, a senior staff member at the IND. ‘Each day, I reflect on how much impact my decisions have on the applicants’ lives. That is why it’s important that every decision is taken very carefully.’

The better the systems, the faster people know where they stand

She may not be a technician, but she is indeed technical. Jeanet is scrum master at the IND. It is her job, together with her teams, to improve the IT systems of the IND. ‘The better our systems work, the faster applicants have certainty about whether they can stay in the Netherlands. That’s what I do it for.’

I feel satisfied if I’ve carefully weighed up all the pros and cons

Serdar is a legal representative at the IND. He is in court every week to defend IND decisions rejecting applications. ‘I am aware that this is disappointing and drastic for the applicants concerned. But it can be a good choice from a social viewpoint. It feels good to know that, by taking careful decisions, I’ve done my part for a higher interest.’