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.


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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.