Asylum seekers in the Netherlands deal with various organisations. Each organisation has a specific role. The COA sees to it that asylum seekers know with whom they are dealing or where they can go to. Apart from that, we work towards a satisfactory cooperation with these chain and cooperating partners.
Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND)
The IND implements the foreign nationals policy in the Netherlands. This means that the IND assesses all residence applications of people who wish to live in the Netherlands or who want to become a Dutch citizen. These may include refugees who are not safe in their own country and who therefore apply for asylum here. Or, people who want to work here, study or form a family with someone who is already living here.