I am in Afghanistan and I want to leave the country. What can I do?

There is currently no Dutch embassy in Afghanistan, which means that the Dutch government cannot provide local assistance.

Are you a Dutch citizen or do you have a Dutch residence permit?

The Dutch government has decided to terminate the registration of applications via the designated mailbox of the ministry of Foreign Affairs on 17 September 2021.

All people who sent a message, have been informed by e-mail.

Are you an Afghan interpreter?

Have you worked for the Netherlands as part of an international military or police mission? Then you may submit an application for inclusion in the special immigration procedure for interpreters.

Frequently Asked Questions about Afghanistan

Would you like to know more about the current situation in Afghanistan? Check the Frequently Asked Questions about the situation in Afghanistan (information in Dutch) on Rijksoverheid.nl.

You will also find Frequently Asked Questions about the reception of evacuees from Afghanistan in the Netherlands (information in Dutch).


If you have any questions, please contact the 24/7 BZ Contact Center via +31 (0) 247 247 247.