Asylum seekers

Immigrants are registered in the municipal database when the expected duration of stay is at least four months during the six months immediately following their arrival in the Netherlands. For emigration, the expected duration of stay abroad should be at least eight months during the year following departure. Asylum seekers are usually registered as residents of a Dutch municipality when they obtain a residence permit and move from the reception facility to proper housing. Those residing at the asylum seeker reception facility can be registered in a municipality after six months following arrival, even when they have not yet obtained a residence permit.