Independent return to your country of origin
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You decide whether or not you want to return to your country of origin. You can read more about independent return on this page.
Asylum application rejected
If your lawyer appeals the IND's ruling, you may often wait for the decision of the court in the Netherlands.
Support with independent return
If the IND has definitively rejected your asylum application, you will receive a letter about this. This is called the 'beschikking'.
This means that the Dutch government requires you to return to your country of origin. If you choose to return, you can get support from different organisations.
This support can include a product, service or financial contribution. For example, an initial amount to start your own store and/or to help with writing a business plan.
These organisations can support you:
- VluchtelingenWerk Nederland (VWN)
- International Organization for Migration (IOM)
- Repatriation and Departure Service (DT&V)
- Solid Road
- Stichting ROS
- GoedWerk Foundation
- Stichting WereldWijd
Whether you receive support and what you are entitled to depends on your personal situation. Your contact person at VWN or your social worker can assist you with this.
This video explains how VWN provides return support:
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VWN considers some countries unsafe to return to and does not offer assistance with your return. However, VWN can refer you to organisations that do offer assistance in returning to those countries.
Little to no support
Opportunities for reintegration support are limited if you are forced to return to your country of origin. In some situations, you can receive reintegration support. This support consists of items and/or assistance with a maximum value of €1,000.
Countries of origin
Below you will information about return by country of origin: