Waiting for the 2nd interview with the IND

Last updated: 3/16/2023, 1:55 PM

After the 1st interview with the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND), you have to wait for the 2nd interview. Use the waiting period to prepare yourself. The waiting period takes more than 1 year on average.

Hand in your documents during the waiting period

It is important to collect as many documents as possible during the waiting period that support your identity and your refugee story.

You will receive education from VWN

explains what to expect during the procedure, and what your rights and obligations are. You will receive information alone or in a group with people who speak the same language as you.

VWN can also help you with legal support. And with gathering documents and evidence. Help from VWN is independent and free.

You might get a tuberculosis test

A nurse in the reception centre examines whether you have the disease tuberculosis. If necessary, the nurse will take an X-ray of your lungs. If you do have tuberculosis, you will be given medicine for this.

Your stay during the waiting period

Sometimes, during the waiting period, you are transferred several times to other reception centres in the Netherlands. This is because there is currently too little space in reception centres. Due to this, many temporary emergency reception centres are opened, which are often in use for a short time.

It is often unclear why some people are given a 2nd interview with the IND earlier than others. This has nothing to do with the country you come from.

VWN is trying to gain more clarity on this from the

Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND)
. As soon as VWN has the information, you will be able to read more about this here.

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