Processing times vary per asylum track
The processing time depends on the asylum track. An asylum track is the type of asylum process the asylum seeker is going to follow. The asylum track is mainly determined by the asylum seeker’s details at the start of the asylum process. Each asylum track has its own steps in the process. That is why the processing times are different for each track.
Tables processing times
The following tables show you what the processing times for each asylum track were during 2023. And what percentage of the decisions were taken within the decision period. The decision period is the by law determined maximum amount of time the IND has to decide.
Calculation of processing times
The processing times of the asylum tracks as you have seen in the 2023 tables, are an average of the figures of the last 4 months. We explain this with an example:
The processing time for track 2 in February is 9 weeks and the number of decisions taken in time is 96%. This means that from November 2022 to February 2023, this asylum procedure took on average 9 weeks. And that during those months the IND decided for 96% of the asylum applications within the given decision period.