The IND makes a decision on your asylum application

Last updated: 3/16/2023, 1:56 PM

After the 2nd interview, the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) will make a decision. The IND can approve or reject your asylum application. Or the IND needs more time. Read more about the decision here.

The 1st decision of the IND


will make a 1st decision about your asylum application based on the interviews, your documents and other evidence. This is called a undefinedvoorgenomen beslissingundefined. There are three possibilities:

  1. The IND approves your asylum application: You will receive a letter stating that your asylum application has been approved. You can then apply for a permanent residence permit. Your residence permit can be revoked within 5 years. For example, if your country of origin is safe again. Your residence permit can also be revoked if you did not tell the truth.

  2. The IND intends to reject your asylum application: You receive a letter from the IND stating that the IND intends to reject your application for asylum. This letter is called a undefinedvoornomen tot afwijzingundefined. The letter contains the reasons for rejection and the consequences for you. 

  3. The IND needs more time to investigate: The IND continues to process your application in the Extended Asylum Procedure (VA).

The consequences if the IND rejects your asylum application

You are no longer allowed to stay in the Netherlands and must return to your country of origin. The

Repatriation & Departure Service (DT&V)
will talk to you about your return.

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