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Did you just arrive in the Netherlands and are you wondering how to navigate legal procedures? These resources can help you with topics like asylum procedures, requesting a visa, legal support and assistance in case you wish to return to your country of origin.

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Last updated: Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Are you looking for information on the asylum procedure in the Netherlands? These organisations can support you during this process.

Asylum procedure

Different rules apply to refugees from Ukraine than to refugees from other countries. For example, refugees from Ukraine do not have to go to the Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA) in Ter Apel. Refugees from Ukraine have to register in the municipality where they are staying. They can stay in emergency accommodation specially set up for them or they can stay temporarily with acquaintances and host families. Refugees can make an appointment with the IND to submit an application for asylum once they are registered in the BRP. This will give them proof that they fall under the special rules for refugees from Ukraine (Temporary Protection). Make an appointment via the homepage of this website RefugeeHelp. This means that they do apply for asylum, but that it is not examined individually. When the temporary protection ends, it is still possible for refugees from Ukraine to have their asylum application processed.

Survey by the European Union's Asylum Agency

The European Union Agency for Asylum (EUAA) is conducting research through a survey for refugees from Ukraine. The goal is to learn more about the asylum situation in Europe. The survey is completely anonymous. Do you want to participate? Please click on the link below.