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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 inflow decreases slightly, regular applications increase

- ​In 2017, the number of first applications for asylum dropped (14.720) as compared to the previou...

Appointment online for a DNA test

- ​As of 16 April 2018, you have to make an appointment online for a DNA test.

Majority of the population is in favour of the reception of refugees

- ​More than three-quarters of the Dutch population believe that the Netherlands should receive ref...

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Are you from a safe country? 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. After the first negative decision your housing facility stops. You will get a letter of departure and an entry ban of two years for the EU. If you revoke your asylum request you also will get an entry ban. 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 that gives an overview on the steps in the asylum procedure.