Applying for asylum

People who need protection can apply for asylum in the Netherlands. The Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) assesses asylum applications.

In the Netherlands

If you are in the Netherlands you can submit an application for asylum to the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND). The IND assesses whether an asylum seeker genuinely needs protection.

From abroad

You cannot get a visa at a Dutch embassy or consulate for the purpose of applying for asylum in the Netherlands.

If you are living in a refugee camp outside the Netherlands, your application for asylum must go through UNHCR.