Resettlement to the Netherlands
Worldwide, millions of refugees continuously flee from their home countries in search of a safe haven. In cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), IOM has played a vital role in refugee resettlement around the world for more than 60 years. For people in need of international protection, resettlement in a third country is a durable solution.
Since 1997, the Dutch government has accepted a defined number of refugees for resettlement to the Netherlands. For the period 2016-17 the Netherlands have committed themselves to accept 1.000 refugees (500 per year). Special consideration is given to refugees with medical problems and women at risk.
- Refugees registered by UNHCR and selected by the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) through selection missions;
- Refugees registered by UNHCR who are accepted by the IND on an ad-hoc basis;
- Migrants accepted by IND who are immediate family members of resettled refugees.
What services does IOM provide?
Upon the request of governments, IOM provides the following resettlement services:
- Movement/Travel Operations
- Health Assessments and Travel Health Assistance
- Provision of facilities for selection and cultural orientation missions of the Dutch government
MTRI Team – Resettlement