Asylum

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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Total influx of asylum seekers 2016 31.600

- The total influx of asylum seekers (first asylum applications, repeated asylum applications and f...

Letter of departure for rejected asylum seekers from safe countries

- As of today rejected asylum seekers from safe countries will receive a letter of departure f...

Rise in family reunification

- ‚ÄčThe total influx of asylum seekers (first asylum applications, repeated asylum applications and ...

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  • ‚ÄčAre 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. 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.