Requirements for a residence permit

Last updated: 3/20/2023, 9:51 AM

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

This video explains the asylum procedure:

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