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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

Family reunification

Refugees from Ukraine are entitled to protection (Temporary Protection Directive) and are thus also entitled to family reunification. On the website of the Dutch Council for Refugees you will find general information about which steps to take for family reunification for asylum seekers. It seems that the same rules apply for refugees from Ukraine, but not everything is clear yet. Please contact the Dutch Council for Refugees if you have any questions.

Rode Kruis (Red Cross): Missing Relatives

Through the Restoring Family Links (RFL) department from the Red Cross, you can submit a search request if you have lost contact with a family member or loved one. Once the request has been assessed, they can search for your loved one using contacts with local authorities and organisations in other countries. If the loved one is found, they will make sure you are put in touch. If they do not succeed, you will also be notified. For the search request and more information, please visit the website.