Costs of stay
A foreign national who is refused entry at the Dutch border can be placed in a judicial décor (immigration detention). The Dutch government can recover the costs of stay in these facilities from the carrier.
The carrier is also responsible for inadmissible foreign nationals who stay in the international lounge (the arrivals hall) of the airport awaiting their return.
The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee/Seaport Police let the carrier know by means of a booking request what the desired date is to transport the inadmissible person on. The desired date of return stated in the booking request is the start date for the charge of costs.
For airlines the following rule applies: if the carrier transports the inadmissible within two days (48 hours), counting from the desired date of return stated in the booking request, the Dutch government will not recover any costs of stay from the carrier. Other costs of removal from the Netherlands, i.e. escort costs, can still be recovered as from the desired date of return as stated on the booking request.
For the maritime sector this period of 48 hours does not apply. Costs of stay (and other costs of removal) can be recovered by the Dutch government as from the desired date of return as stated on the booking request.
See the official list of rates for the rates of costs of stay.
See also the sample calculations for a better understanding of the cost of stay.