When is the application interview?

Last update: 16 February 2024

You have applied for asylum and are waiting for the first interview with the IND. Read when you can expect the application interview.

Invitation application interview

After you have applied for asylum, you will receive an invitation for an application interview. During the application interview, an IND employee will ask you questions about your origins and journey to the Netherlands. It may take several months before you receive an invitation for this. This waiting time only applies in the following situation:

  • You have been to the police (AVIM) or Royal Netherlands Marechaussee for identification and registration. You signed your asylum application there.
  • You do not come from a safe country of origin
  • You apply for asylum for the first time in the Netherlands. You did not provide fingerprints in a different EU/EEA country or Switzerland. You also did not travel to the Netherlands with a visa from one of these countries. 
  • You are over 18 years old. Or you are a minor, but you are in the Netherlands with a parent or caregiver. 

Waiting time for application interview

When you will have the application interview depends on the date of your asylum application. The table below shows your waiting time. In the first column you look for the month of  your asylum application. The second column shows the period in which you can expect the application interview.

Month of asylum application Expected period application interview
September 2023  November 2023 to February 2024 
October 2023  January 2024 to March 2024 
November 2023 February 2024 to April 2024 
December 2023  March 2024 to May 2024 
January 2024  April 2024 to June 2024

Example

You applied for asylum in the month of October 2023. That means you will have your application interview between January and March 2024. Has the last month of waiting time passed and have you not yet had an application interview? Then ask an employee of the Netherlands Council for Refugees (VWN) whether they can contact the IND. Following this example, you can ask VWN for help by April 2024.