You wish to apply for asylum in the Netherlands. Asylum is a form of protection. Anyone has the right to apply for asylum. The IND assesses whether a person needs protection.


Asylum trends in June 2020

- ​The situation concerning corona and the associated measures to limit further spread of the coron...

Asylum trends in April 2020

- ​The total registered asylum influx (the total of first and repeated asylum applications and foll...

Asylum procedures resumed via interviews by videoconference

- ​The asylum procedures gradually are resumed, using videoconferencing systems. The reason for thi...

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  • ​Are you from a safe country asking for asylum in The Netherlands? You have little chance of being granted a residence permit asylum. You follow a fast asylum procedure, focused on the return to your country of origin. When you appeal to a first negative decision, in most cases you will keep your housing facility. If the court denies your appeal your housing facility stops. You will get an entry ban of two years for the EU, even if you revoke your asylum request. The IOM will not give you a return grant. ​

  • You apply for asylum in the first EU/EEA country you enter during your journey. If, at a later date, you also apply for asylum in the Netherlands, the IND could send you back to the first EU country in question.

  • ​An infographic showing the steps in the Dutch asylum procedure.

  • ​Check the asylum website in 8 languages of the Dutch Council for Refugees. Here, you can read more information about the asylum procedure, family reunification, housing, healthcare, work and income, integration, education and return.