The police is not allowed ask for papers without a reason. They also are not allowed to enter a house without a reason. Only if there is a suspiction that somebody is undocumented, the police may check identity documents.

People without documents who try to avoid deportation, can be put in aliens detention with the aim of expulsion. In some cases, if expulsion is difficult, this can last more than a year.

Hover over the categories for access and rights to see information on the category of interest and click to get more detailed information.

Legal Rights, Arrest & Detention Map

You will find useful for contacts that are national wide as well as local to your city.Below are the locations of organisations in the Netherlands from which you can find and locate. By hoevering over the organisation you will be able.