Dictionary of Dutchness


The Immigratie- en Naturalisatiedienst (immigration and naturalisation service) is responsible for the implementation of Dutch immigration policy. This means that the IND assesses all applications by foreign nationals who wish to stay in the Netherlands or become nationals. A complicated and difficult job – and one which is very politically sensitive. Often under fire for red tape, the IND has made great strides in making its website user-friendly.

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