Repatriation policy

Repatriation policy

The legal framework for Dutch repatriation policy is the Aliens Act 2000 and the European Return Directive.

Important Articles of the Aliens Act 2000 are:

  • Article 59: Detention of foreign nationals.
  • Article 61: Obligation to depart.
  • Article 62: Departure term.
  • Article 63: Forced removal in the event of a refusal to comply with the obligation to depart.

Aliens Act 2000 (official Dutch version)