"Lying once won't hurt chances"

27th April 2007, Comments 0 comments

27 April 2007, THE HAGUE – Asylum seekers who have given a false identity once while applying for asylum may still be eligible for the general amnesty. Those who have lied about their identity more than once will not be included in the scheme that the cabinet is preparing.

27 April 2007

THE HAGUE – Asylum seekers who have given a false identity once while applying for asylum may still be eligible for the general amnesty. Those who have lied about their identity more than once will not be included in the scheme that the cabinet is preparing.

The general amnesty will apply for asylum seekers who have been in the Netherlands longer than six years. The scheme is having some trouble getting off the ground, not least because it hasn't been clear what criteria will be used.

One of the points of controversy was the question of whether people who lied when trying to get asylum have thrown away their chance at a residence permit.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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