Costs of stay

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Costs of stay

A foreign national who is refused entry at the Dutch border can be placed in a judicial décor (immigration detention). The Dutch government can recover the costs of stay in these facilities from the carrier.

After the carrier has received a booking request for an inadmissible person, the carrier has 48 hours after the desired date of return referred to in the booking request to transport the person to a location outside the Netherlands/the Schengen area, in accordance with the instructions stated in the booking request.

For airlines the following rule applies: if an inadmissible person has not been returned within these 48 hours, the government will charge the costs of his stay in immigration detention to the carrier. The starting date for the calculation will be the date stated in the booking request as the desired date of return of the inadmissible person. Beware: other costs of removal from the Netherlands, like for example escort costs, can still be recovered as from the desired date of return as stated on the booking request.

For the maritime sector the period of 48 hours does not apply. Costs of stay can be recovered by the Dutch government as from the desired date of return as stated on the booking request.

Rates

See the official list of rates (see bottom of page) for the rates of costs of stay.

No costs

No costs of stay will be passed on to a (air) carrier who returns the inadmissible person within 48 hours after the desired date of return stated in the booking request.

It is possible other costs have been made, like applying for a replacement travel document. Those costs will be recovered from the carrier.

For the maritime sector the period of 48 hours does not apply.

International lounge

The carrier is also responsible for inadmissible foreign nationals who stay in the international lounge (the arrivals hall) of the airport awaiting their return.

Sample calculations

See also the sample calculations for a better understanding of the cost of stay.