All current information
Here you will find an overview of all news items and all articles about other refugees' experiences.
Here are the consequences of the election
The results of the national elections in the Netherlands are known. The right-wing party PVV has become the largest party. It is followed by the parties GroenLinks, VVD and NSC. Read here about how the elections may affect you.
Voting for the first time: "I hope the left will fight for their positions"
For the first time, H. Saleh from Yemen is allowed to vote in the Netherlands. "It is an important right that I like to exercise," she says. "Finally I can have a say in my future and that of everyone in the Netherlands".
Make your voice heard in national elections
People without Dutch citizenship may also vote at the alternative polling station. They cannot officially vote in the national elections. Therefore, a number of organisations are organising alternative elections. Read here how to participate.
The Netherlands is about to vote: this is how national elections work
On 22 November 2023, the Netherlands will vote in the elections to the House of Representatives. These are important elections that determine which parties will govern the country. The elections also affect issues such as family reunification and asylum.
This is what you need to know if you are a Palestinian refugee in the Netherlands
If you would like to know how the war between Israel and Hamas will affect your asylum or family reunification, or you want to travel to Israel or the Palestinian territories to help family members, read more about this here.
If you live in a temporary reception centre, state how you find it
Assessments have shown that many temporary reception centres do not comply with European rules. If you live in a temporary reception centre, you can share your experiences for further assessment by VluchtelingenWerk Nederland (VWN).
You may stay in a reception centre without Ukrainian citizenship
If your temporary protection would end on 4 September because you do not have Ukrainian citizenship, your protection will not end. You may remain in the reception centre. Read about all the consequences here.