Requirements for an asylum residence permit

Last updated: 5/30/2023, 1:32 PM
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You can get asylum in the Netherlands if you meet certain conditions. The Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) will assess your application for asylum. Read here about how to properly explain why you are requesting asylum.

You can apply for a residence permit asylum for these reasons

 You can apply for an asylum residence permit if:

  1. You fear persecution due to your race, religion, nationality, political opinion or because you belong to a social group that is discriminated against.

  2. You are at risk of facing the death penalty, torture or some other form of inhumane treatment in your country of origin.

  3. You fear becoming a victim of violence from an armed conflict, such as war, in your country of origin.

These three reasons are agreed upon in the

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Refugee Convention
, which the Netherlands has signed. This treaty states how refugees should be treated.

Explain well why you fled

It is important that you explain all the information about why you fled clearly and completely to the

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. The IND will decide whether to grant you an asylum residence permit based on the documents you submit and your interviews with the IND.

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VluchtelingenWerk Nederland (VWN)
can help you prepare well for interviews with the IND.

This video explains the asylum procedure:

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