The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee decides, by means of a risk analysis, whether or not it is advisable to have the inadmissible person escorted on his transportation out of the Netherlands. This is only applicable for flights, not for sea transportation.
Each (subsequent) booking request includes a recommendation by the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee on whether or not the foreign national needs an escort during his return. The carrier may rely on the escorts of the Marechaussee in order to escort the foreign national. If an escort is desired and the carrier decides to purchase this service from the Marechaussee, a charge will be made for this. However, the carrier is at liberty to use its own escorts or no escorts at all.
If the carrier chooses to escort the foreign national itself or chooses not to escort the foreign national, the Marechaussee will escort the foreign national into the aircraft, where he will be handed over to the captain. The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee will continue to be responsible for the return journey of the inadmissible person until the aircraft has actually departed. This means until the moment the doors of the aircraft have been closed and the gate/aircraft steps have been removed from the aircraft. Any costs arising from the failure to return the inadmissible as a result of the fact that the carrier uses its own escorts or no escorts can be recovered from the carrier.
If the carrier chooses not to escort an inadmissible person – against the recommendation of the Marechaussee – or to use their own escorts and the return journey is unsuccessful, any costs incurred as a result of this will be charged to the carrier.
The Marechaussee deploys 2 or more escorts, depending on flight duration and analyzed risk during the flight. The number of escorts recommended is stated in the (subsequent) booking request.
For the actual rates of escort see the list of rates. The Matrix for use of escorts of the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee includes a more detailed explanation of the use of escorts of the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee.
Calculating costs of escorts
The way the costs are calculated:
- Costs of salary per escort:
Outward journey: (2 hours + duration of flight + 1 hour) x hourly rate according to list of rates.
Lay over: per time unit of 24 hours = (max 8 hours x hourly rate) + (remaining part x (⅓ x hourly rate)).
Inward journey: (2 hours + duration of flight + 1 hour) x hourly rate according to list of rates.
- Flight allowance per escort:
Outward journey: duration of flight (including taxiing) x hourly rate according to list of rates.
Inward journey: duration of flight (including taxiing) x hourly rate according to list of rates.
- Expense allowance per escort:
From start Preparation until end of Finishing up (according to schedule): per full time unit of 24 hours x daily rate. If after the last full time unit less than 12 hours remain, time is rounded down to the last full time unit. In case 12 hours or more remain, time is rounded up to the next full time unit.
Time units and activities
2 hours: preparation/getting acquainted
Duration of flight: escorting outward journey
1 uur: finishing up/transfer
8+1/3 hours per time unit of 24 hours: lay over/stay
2 hours: check in
Duration of flight: positioning/inward journey
½ uur: finishing up
All hours mentioned in this schedule are per escort. ‘8 + 1/3 hours’ pertains to the salary costs charged for the lay over.
See also the sample calculations for a better understanding of the cost of escorts.
List of rates
The rates laid down by law are mentioned in the list of rates (Appendix 22 to the Aliens Regulations 2000). These standardised ...
Matrix for use of escorts of the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee
The Marechaussee deploys 2 or more escorts, depending on flight duration and analyzed risk during the flight. The number of ...