Concerned organisations

Within the context of the duty to return, the DT&V is responsible for, among other things, applying for replacement travel documents and various investigations. Moreover, the DT&V collects the data, including the costs incurred by the various organisations cooperating in the immigration process per foreign national, and provides cost overviews. The other organisations that have a rol are the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, Immigration and Naturalisation Service, Custodial Institutions Agency and Seaport Police.

Royal Netherlands Marechaussee and Seaport Police

The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee (Koninklijke Marechaussee or KMar) is responsible for border control at airports and seaports. Persons who want to enter and exit the Schengen area through the Netherlands will cross a border post and will be subject to a border check. The Marechaussee focuses on the inspection of travel documents, among other things. When requested, however, travellers must also be able to prove that they have sufficient means to support themselves. If travellers do not meet the conditions of entry to the Schengen area, they will be refused entry by the Marechaussee.

At the port of Rotterdam, the Seaport Police is responsible for border control, among other things.

Custodial Institutions Agency

On behalf of the Minister of Justice and Security, the Custodial Institutions Agency (Dienst Justitiële Inrichtingen or DJI) places inadmissible foreign nationals in border accommodations. The DJI is charged with keeping these foreign nationals available for departure from the Netherlands.

Immigration and Naturalisation Service

The Immigration and Naturalisation Service (Immigratie- en Naturalisatiedienst or IND) assesses all applications filed by foreign nationals who want to reside in the Netherlands. If an appeal is lodged, the IND legal representatives will plead in defence of the cooperating organisations.