Your Rights


People living in the Netherlands without a valid residence permit have fundamental rights enshrined in international treaties. Providing assistance to an undocumented person is allowed, even under the stringent laws and regulations.
We want to inform people without a residence permit of their rights and where they can go in Amsterdam for advice and help. We have co-developed a website with general information:

Side-goal we have is informing people who want to support undocumented people in Amsterdam. The city should know that people without a residence permit can – and sometimes must – be helped. Moreover, we demand consideration, positive action and understanding for the vulnerable position in which many undocumented migrants are in. They are citizens of Amsterdam who contribute to our city life and should feel welcome and protected.

If you have questions or want to talk to us directly contact us:

We have structured the information the following way:

Health care
Childhood and family life

Food and support
Legal assistance and other rights

Work and human trafficking
Education and adult education
Housing and shelter
Police and detention
Voluntary return to your country of origin

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