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This is where you stay during the asylum process
During the asylum procedure, you stay in different reception centres of the Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA). Sometimes there is not enough space in normal reception centres. You may have to stay in a temporary reception centre.
These are your rights and obligations in the COA reception centre
In the Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA) reception centre, you live with others. Each reception centre is different. You have rights and obligations at the reception centres. Read more about them on this page.
The house rules in the COA reception centre
The Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA) has house rules that are valid in every reception centre. These house rules are about living together in the reception centre and about safety. Read more about COA's house rules here.
I am staying in a temporary reception centre
You are staying in a temporary reception centre because the normal reception centre is full. It is often not clear how long you will have to stay here. Sometimes you will have to move between multiple temporary reception centres.
This is how you get a personal number (BSN) to handle your affairs in the Netherlands
If you have been in the Netherlands for more than 6 months, you will get a personal number. You will need this number to arrange your personal affairs in the Netherlands. Read here how to get such a number.