Asylum law consultation

Every Monday free consultation hour from 17PM – 19PM.

Make an appointment with one of our lawyers. You can register here for a consultation.

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The first meeting is always for FREE and non-binding. We make the first assessment for you.

Asylum law consultation

Every Monday free consultation hour from 17PM – 19PM.

Make an appointment with one of our lawyers. You can register here for a consultation.

Make an appointment

The first meeting is always for FREE and non-binding. We make the first assessment for you.

Asylum law consultation

Every Monday free consultation hour from 17PM – 19PM.

Make an appointment with one of our lawyers. You can register here for a consultation.

Make an appointment

The first meeting is always for FREE and non-binding. We make the first assessment for you.

Lawyer

Christian van Dijk

Lawyer

Dimphy van Erp

Asylum Law - The Dublinclaim

Due to the large flow of asylum seekers towards Europe, a need has arisen for rules that determine which country is responsible for handling the application. As an asylum seeker, you do not have the freedom to have your asylum application processed by the country of your choice.

The question of which country is responsible for examining the asylum application is answered in the Dublin Regulation. The rules regarding the responsible countries give you a lot of clarity: they ensure that you are not sent “from box to wall” by different countries. In most cases, the country where you entered the so-called Schengen area (an area consisting of 26 European countries) is responsible. This may be different if there are links with another country, such as family members who enjoy international protection in that country or a visa issued by that country.

Under the Dublin Regulation it is therefore possible that you submit your asylum application in the Netherlands, but that the Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) refuses to process the application because another country is responsible for it. We can challenge this decision on your behalf. It may be possible that the deadline to transfer you has expired, that you are medically unable to be transferred, or that there is no adequate reception and/or medical care in the European country you need to return to. We will then point this out to the IND and possibly the judge.

Asylum Law - The Dublinclaim

Due to the large flow of asylum seekers towards Europe, a need has arisen for rules that determine which country is responsible for handling the application. As an asylum seeker, you do not have the freedom to have your asylum application processed by the country of your choice.

The question of which country is responsible for examining the asylum application is answered in the Dublin Regulation. The rules regarding the responsible countries give you a lot of clarity: they ensure that you are not sent “from box to wall” by different countries. In most cases, the country where you entered the so-called Schengen area (an area consisting of 26 European countries) is responsible. This may be different if there are links with another country, such as family members who enjoy international protection in that country or a visa issued by that country.

Under the Dublin Regulation it is therefore possible that you submit your asylum application in the Netherlands, but that the Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) refuses to process the application because another country is responsible for it. We can challenge this decision on your behalf. It may be possible that the deadline to transfer you has expired, that you are medically unable to be transferred, or that there is no adequate reception and/or medical care in the European country you need to return to. We will then point this out to the IND and possibly the judge.

CAN WE ALWAYS HELP YOU?

Frequently asked questions: Asylum law

Every first conversation is always FREE and without obligation. We make an initial assessment and, if necessary, take over the administrative burden from you.

We mainly work on the basis of funded legal aid: if your income and assets are below a certain limit, the government pays a lot cases your lawyer fees. You only have to pay a small personal contribution, which depends on your income. If you have a benefit, you are almost always eligible for funded legal aid. More information and current income and wealth standards can be found at www.rvr.org .

The length of a procedure depends very much on the type of case and at what stage the case is. The government is bound by statutory decision periods.
Application phase A decision must be made within a 'reasonable period': in any case within eight weeks after the application, unless the period is suspended by the government because, for example, you still have to provide information. It may also be the case that specific deadlines apply to certain applications: applications to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (usually) have periods of 90 days and even six months.
Objection phase This applies within six weeks must be decided (in an advisory committee 12 weeks), which term can also be extended by another six weeks. Again, different times may apply on a case-by-case basis. For example, the Immigration and Naturalization Service sometimes uses different terms, such as 19 weeks for objections to regular applications.
Appeals and Appeals Phase During these phases, the duration can increase enormously, depending on when there is an opportunity to schedule a hearing. If it concerns a large criminal case, the duration can amount to a year or even two. If it concerns a case on appeal against a benefit, this can also amount to more than a year's waiting period.

Would you like to contact us by phone or e-mail? You can use the following contact details:
E-mail: Info@vandijkadvocatenkantoor.nl Telephone: 030 - 33 33 000

Lawyer

Christian van Dijk

CAN WE ALWAYS HELP YOU?

Frequently asked questions: Asylum law

Every first conversation is always FREE and without obligation. We make an initial assessment and, if necessary, take over the administrative burden from you.

We mainly work on the basis of funded legal aid: if your income and assets are below a certain limit, the government pays a lot cases your lawyer fees. You only have to pay a small personal contribution, which depends on your income. If you have a benefit, you are almost always eligible for funded legal aid. More information and current income and wealth standards can be found at www.rvr.org .

The length of a procedure depends very much on the type of case and at what stage the case is. The government is bound by statutory decision periods.
Application phase A decision must be made within a 'reasonable period': in any case within eight weeks after the application, unless the period is suspended by the government because, for example, you still have to provide information. It may also be the case that specific deadlines apply to certain applications: applications to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (usually) have periods of 90 days and even six months.
Objection phase This applies within six weeks must be decided (in an advisory committee 12 weeks), which term can also be extended by another six weeks. Again, different times may apply on a case-by-case basis. For example, the Immigration and Naturalization Service sometimes uses different terms, such as 19 weeks for objections to regular applications.
Appeals and Appeals Phase During these phases, the duration can increase enormously, depending on when there is an opportunity to schedule a hearing. If it concerns a large criminal case, the duration can amount to a year or even two. If it concerns a case on appeal against a benefit, this can also amount to more than a year's waiting period.

Would you like to contact us by phone or e-mail? You can use the following contact details:
E-mail: Info@vandijkadvocatenkantoor.nl Telephone: 030 - 33 33 000

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