Reporting confidential information or fraud

​Enforcement by the IND focusses on actions against fraud, abuse of migration procedures and migration crime. To tackles these issues the IND works together with other organisations, such as municipalities, Police, Royal Military Police, Chamber of Commerce (KvK), Belastingdienst (tax office), UWV, SvB and Labour Inspection.

​When is something possibly fraud, abuse or a migration crime?

Examples for fraud, abuse and migration crime:

  • Engaging in a fake marriage or relationship.
  • Use false or fake documents, among which identity documents (eg. passport).
  • Fraud with financial means, eg. abuse of PGB, feigned employment, etc.
  • Labour exploitation or human trafficking.


When the IND establishes that a foreign national or a (recognised) sponsor has committed abuse or fraud, the IND can take measures. For example, refuse a residence permit or Dutch citizenship, or revoke a residence permit that has already been issued. The IND may also give administration fines and may claim costs made by the IND (and possibly other public organisations) for the return of a foreign national.

The IND files a report to the police when a criminal offence is established. Criminal offences include fraud, forgery of documents, stating you are someone else, among others.

Would you like to report a possible case of fraud, abuse or other confidential information? You can use the form below.

Would you rather first call? You can call the Enforcement Information Exchange (HIK) on number +31 (0)88 043 6663.

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Enforcement and fraud

Form to report confidential information or fraud

You can use this form to report possible migration-related fraud or abuse. You can only make a report about:

  • A person that already is in the Netherlands;
  • A person who is planning to come to the Netherlands;
  • A company that is located in the Netherlands.

Is the person or company in another country? Please contact the authorities of that country.

Some reports cannot be handled by IND. In the following cases, the IND can not process your report. Click on the link to submit your report to the correct authority:

Are you unsure whether your report can be handled by the IND? You can first contact the Fraud & Enforcement Department at +31(0)88-0436663.

If your report is urgent, it is better to call us on (+31)(0) 88 043 6663.

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