Detention and repatriation
If you don’t have residence right in the Netherlands, you could be detained in an immigration detention centre.
An immigration detention or the detention for foreigners is served in a closed facility (detention centre) and the goal of this policy is to repatriate you to your country of origin.
valid if a return decision has been issued
Immigration detention can be only imposed if there is a return decision, which has been issued beforehand.
Released from detention if repatriation is not an option
When immigration detention does not, or no longer, lead(s) to repatriation, the measure of detention has to be withdrawn and the foreigner will be released.
I am held wrongfully in detention or I have been held for too long!
We can help with litigations
Our attorneys have years of experiences in litigation against the prolonged detention. In many cases, our clients have been released with the help of our litigations, even when detainees are without a residence permit. We can request the Dutch state system to pay for your legal fees (legal aid). Contact our assistance for options or fill in the contact form.
Give us a call or go to the contact page
Tel: +31 10 425 7800 (English + Dutch)
Tel: +31 10 800 8000 (Chinese)