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Temporary protection in the Netherlands stops if you had a temporary residence permit in Ukraine
The highest court in the Netherlands has decided that temporary protection will end on 4 March 2024 for you if you had a temporary residence permit in Ukraine. Read what this means for you in this article.
New law passed for better asylum reception centres in the Netherlands
A new law has been passed to improve asylum reception centres in the Netherlands. Due to this law, there should be enough places in reception centres in Dutch municipalities to accommodate all refugees. The law will go into effect on 1 February 2024.
Not enough reception centre places and unsafe situation in Ter Apel
Right now there are too many people at the refugee registration centre in Ter Apel. There are not enough reception centre places and the situation is poor. You may have to go to another location because of this. Read here how that works.
Here are the consequences of the election
The results of the national elections in the Netherlands are known. The right-wing party PVV has become the largest party. It is followed by the parties GroenLinks, VVD and NSC. Read here about how the elections may affect you.
Awet from Eritrea votes for a better asylum policy: "I hope politicians listen"
At the Here To Support foundation, there are alternative voting booths where you can vote if you do not have the right to vote. A total of hundreds of people voted prior to the official elections at similar locations throughout the Netherlands. Awet, a refugee from Eritrea, says, "The Dutch government is not listening to me. I hope the new politicians do want to listen".
Make your voice heard in national elections
People without Dutch citizenship may also vote at the alternative polling station. They cannot officially vote in the national elections. Therefore, a number of organisations are organising alternative elections. Read here how to participate.
Netherlands goes to vote: this is how national elections work
On 22 November 2023, the Netherlands will vote in the elections to the House of Representatives. These are important elections that determine which parties will govern the country. The elections also affect issues such as family reunification and asylum.