Why do foreign nationals end up in a detention facility for foreign nationals?

Why do foreign nationals end up in a detention facility for foreign nationals?

Detention of foreign nationals is not intended as punishment. It is an administrative measure with which a foreign national is kept available for forced departure. It is only used as a final resort.

Detention of foreign nationals is only possible if:

  • there is a risk that the foreign national will live here illegally
  • the foreign national refuses to work on the departure process
  • we are allowed to remove the foreign national.