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Requirements for an asylum residence permit
You can apply for asylum in the Netherlands under certain conditions. The Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) assesses whether you meet those conditions. Read here under which conditions you can apply for asylum.
This is what you need to know before you apply for asylum
In the Netherlands, you can get an asylum residence permit because you are at personal risk in your country of origin or because your country is dangerous for everyone. It is important that you get asylum for the right reasons.
This is how to submit documents to the IND during the asylum procedure
During your asylum procedure, you submit documents to the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) to prove your refugee story. Read about which documents you need to submit and how to send them.
Safe country of origin
If you are from a country that is safe according to the Dutch government, your asylum application will be processed in a fast-track procedure. There is a good chance that the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) will reject your asylum application.
The extended asylum procedure
If the IND needs more time to process your asylum application, you will switch to the Extended Asylum Procedure (VA). The IND decides after the 2nd interview whether you will switch to the VA. The VA can take a few months or longer.
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.