Reception of asylum seekers

Upon their arrival in the Netherlands, asylum seekers are entitled to reception from the moment they apply for asylum until they have a residence permit or leave the Netherlands.

The COA accommodates them in reception centres, offers basic services and guides them to their future in the Netherlands or abroad.

This website gives information about our organisation and our residents. The English section is limited to a comprehensive summary of the Dutch website because not all the information will be of relevance to non-Dutch speakers. News articles are translated only when they are of international relevance.

If you have any questions or comments about the English website, you are welcome to contact us.