Living in the Netherlands without a residence permit
If you are not granted an asylum residence permit, you can choose to live in the Netherlands without a residence permit. Living illegally is hard. On this page you will find information about shelter, income and healthcare.
If you are living in the Netherlands illegally, it is difficult to get housing. There are different kinds of reception centre you can go to. You can read more about them on this page.
If you choose to stay in the Netherlands illegally, you cannot earn money legally. This is why you have to watch out for human trafficking and exploitation. You can read more about this on this page.
If you do not have a Dutch residence permit, it may be difficult to get healthcare. Nevertheless, like any other person, you are entitled to medically necessary healthcare. You can read more about this on this page.