In Ter Apel, the COA works together with all its partners in the system within the Dutch asylum process.

The Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND)

The IND carries out the aliens policy in the Netherlands. The IND assesses all residence applications of people who want to live in the Netherlands. In addition, the IND processes applications for naturalisation by people who have been living here so long that they have started to feel Dutch and want to apply for a Dutch passport. The IND is part of the Ministry of Justice and Security.

The Repatriation and Departure Service (DT&V)

Our partner in the immigration system DT&V coordinates the actual departure of those foreign nationals who are not allowed to stay in the Netherlands. The foreign nationals themselves are responsible for their departure from the Netherlands. In interviews, the DT&V tries to motivate foreign nationals to return. If a foreign national does not leave independently, the DT&V explores the options for forced return based on the individual case.

Aliens Police (AVIM)

The Aliens Police, Identification and Human Trafficking Department (AVIM) is responsible for establishing the identity of asylum seekers and registering their personal details. Asylum seekers are required to report regularly. Within the system, the AVIM also carries out the obligation to report in the reception centres.
Together with the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee (KMar), the AVIM is responsible for supervision of foreign nationals who are staying in the Netherlands. If the rejection of an asylum application has become final, the AVIM plays a role in the removal of the foreign national.

The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee (KMar)

The KMar ensures lawful access to the Netherlands and lawful residence of foreign nationals. Together with the AVIM, the KMar is responsible for supervising foreign nationals who are staying in the Netherlands. The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee (KMar) also provides initial reception for asylum seekers who apply for asylum directly at the border. KMar transfers foreign nationals with a deportation order to foreign authorities.