Netherlands

Netherlands > Contacts

On this list you will find contact information on different groups in the Netherlands that work with migration and asylum matters and a lot of contacts to activist networks and refugee self organisations.

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Netherlands > Overview

People can apply for asylum in the Netherlands. However, like everywhere in Europe, it is increasingly difficult to be granted asylum.

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Netherlands > Dublin II

Early October 2010 the Dutch minister of Justice announced that the Netherlands would definitely not send asylum seekers back to Greece. Beginning of February 2011 the minister for Immigration and Asylum decided that “Greek Dublin-II cases” will be dealt with in the Netherlands.

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Netherlands > Asylum

Asylumrequests are accepted only in the Airport and the Reception Centre in Ter Apel. Most people who ask asylum at the airport are kept in aliens detention during their asylumprocedure. After an asylumrequest at the Reception Centre Ter Apel however, you get shelter in an open asylum centre, and your fingerprints will be taken.

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Netherlands > Gender

If you encounter problems in your country because of your gender identity or sexuality you can ask for asylum in the Netherlands.

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Netherlands > Minors

Unaccompanied minor (abbreviation in Dutch: AMV): When you are a minor you can also ask for asylum. If your asylum request gets rejected it is possible to obtain a regular residence permit which is valid only till your 18th birthday.

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Netherlands > Regularization

You might be able to obtain a (temporary) residency permit in another way than asylum in the Netherlands. It is not very easy to meet all the requirements, but you could check out the following possibilities.

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Netherlands > Detention

When the police arrests you, always ask for your lawyer before you talk to the police. When you are in alien detention, you will not know how long it will take. The imprisonment may be up to 18 months.

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Netherlands > Deportation

After a negative decision or when you are not allowed to await a decision you have the obligation to leave voluntarily. When you do not leave the Netherlands in the given period, the government will try to remove you by force.

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Netherlands > Living

Your social rights when you have applied for asylum.
Your social rights when you don't have papers.

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Netherlands > Family reunification

Family reunification regulations in the Netherlands...

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Netherlands > Medical Assistance

Medical care is considered a human rights. All normal health care is accessible for undocumented migrants. The costs are covered by the CVZ (www.cvz.nl) if the client cannot pay by himself.

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Netherlands > Work

When you don't have legal stay, you are officially not allowed to do paid or voluntary labor. However, in practice it is possible to have black jobs.

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