Population: 17 030 314
NFP: Ministry of Justice and Security
Involvement: Since 2006

The main migration policy instruments in the Netherlands:

Non-exhaustive list of key policy documents in the area of migration:

The main ministries in charge of migration affairs in the Netherlands:

  • Ministry of Justice and Security: Together with its subordinate authorities it is the main body dealing with migration affairs, including immigration (entry, residence); border management and irregular migration; asylum; return and readmission; international migration policy.
  • Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment: is responsible for integration policy, including civic integration and socio-economic participation.
  • Ministry of Defence: border control duties at airports and maritime border-crossing points.


Last update: December 2018