Domestic partners

Many organizations take part in the departure process. The DT&V forms the migration chain with the Immigration and Naturalisation Serivce (IND) and the Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA). Futhermore, the DT&V cooperates with organizations like the police (AVIM) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (BuZa). The most important domestic partners are listed below.

Immigration and Naturalisation Service

The Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) is responsible for implementing the admission policy in the Netherlands. This implies that the IND invariably assesses all applications of foreign nationals who want to stay in the Netherlands or who want to become Dutch citizens. The IND transfers files of foreign nationals to the DT&V if they are not granted a residence permit in the Netherlands or if they are no longer entitled to stay in the Netherlands.

Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers

The Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA)  is the organisation responsible for the reception and supervision of asylum seekers, by order of the State Secretary of Justice and Security. The COA provides asylum seekers with housing and basic services from the moment they apply for asylum until they have a residence permit and have found accommodation in a municipality.

The DT&V works with the COA  in accompanying foreign nationals who have exhausted the appeal process and are no longer entitled to stay in the Netherlands. In doing so, COA focuses on the removing factors that might hinder the departure of foreign nationals who have exhausted the appeal process and help to prepare them for the future.

Other partners

Besides IND and COA, the DT&V cooperates with a number of other organizations.

Aliens, Identification, and Human Trafficking Unit Police

The Aliens, Identification, and Human Trafficking Unit Police (AVIM) is part of the regional police forces and is responsible for supervising the lawful residence of foreign nationals. The focus is on preventing and combating abuses (misuse, exploitation) and disturbances of both public order and legal order.

Royal Netherlands Military Constabulary

The Royal Netherlands Military Constabulary (KMar) is the police organisation of the Ministry of Defence. Its tasks include border control at airports and seaports in the Netherlands. The KMar checks persons who want to enter or leave the Schengen area via the Netherlands at the border crossing points.

Dutch Custodial Institutions Agency

The Dutch Custodial Institutions Agency (DJI), on behalf of the Ministry of Justice and Security,   is responsible for the enforcement of sentences and custodial orders. Foreign nationals in immigration detention are supervised by the DT&V in the process of returning to the country of origin. Here, the DJI offers practical support through the Transport and Support Department (DV&O).

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The ministry is an important partner for DT&V when making agreements with (immigration) authorities in countries of origin and developing country strategies with respect to departures and return. In addition to this, BuZa subsidises the reintegration activities of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in cooperation with the DT&V. The ministry also prepares country reports on the situation in countries of origin,   that partake in admission and sometimes even in return.

International Organisation for Migration

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) supports migrants who voluntarily return to their country of origin or continue their migration to a third country where a permanent residence is guaranteed (resettlement). DT&V refers foreign nationals who want to leave voluntarily to the IOM. IOM provides information and advice on return, mediates in obtaining travel documents, organises departure from the Netherlands and provides the necessary medical support.

Association of Netherlands Muncipalities

The Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG) acts as an advocate, service provider and platform for all municipalities in the Netherlands. The cooperation with municipalities contributes to the fact that illegal aliens leave the Netherlands and do not end up on the street. DT&V and municipalities also share information that is important for the implementation of the return policy.

Nidos Foundation

Nidos Foundation carries out the guardianship for unaccompanied minor asylum seekers. When it comes to the return of these young people, Nidos is the contact of the DT&V.