Asylum seekers allowed to work longer

Asylum seekers can work up to 24 weeks a year while waiting for their application to be processed, the social affairs ministry said on Wednesday.

The current limit is 12 weeks. People who work fewer than 24 weeks are not entitled to unemployment or invalidity benefit.

Thank you for donating to

We could not provide the Dutch News service, and keep it free of charge, without the generous support of our readers. Your donations allow us to report on issues you tell us matter, and provide you with a summary of the most important Dutch news each day.

Make a donation