Who is the Remigration scheme for?
Three categories of people can apply for a remigration benefit. Special conditions apply in each case.
1. If you were born in a country which is covered by the Remigration Act
If you were born in a country which is covered by the Remigration Act, and you want to go back to live in that country, you must have, or have had, the nationality of that country, and you must have been 18 or over when you came to live in the Netherlands. In addition, you must have been living in the Netherlands before a certain date (depending on which country you wish to move to).
2. If you are a recognized refugee or have been granted asylum
If you live in the Netherlands and you are a recognized refugee or you have been granted asylum, it makes no difference which country you are from or which nationality you have. You can only remigrate to the country you are from. NB: you must have received a residence permit before 1 July 2014.
If you were part of a group that was brought to the Netherlands from the Moluccan Islands in 1951 or 1952 and you are or were listed in the Rietkerk Act benefits register, you can apply for a remigration benefit.