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.