Perhaps you have fled your country, or are planning to do so, because of an unsafe situation at your location. Possibly you have considered to ask for protection in another country. When asking for international protection, for example in The Netherlands, you ask for asylum. In fact, you ask for a residence permit. Our law firm, Advocatenkantoor Govers, can provide help in this situation.
When you arrive in The Netherlands, and you turn to the authorities such as the police or the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND), you will be referred to an application centre. You will be ask to register here, and you will be explained how the asylum procedure works.
Before your initial interview at the IND you will speak to a lawyer. In case of no known lawyer, or if you wish to speak to another lawyer, the Kingdom of the Netherlands will provide you with one. At this day, September 19th, 2015, it is not always mandatory to pay for this yourself; the Kingdom will pay the lawyer. However, you could also choose to speak to a specific lawyer, one you know, for example one with whom you had contact before you left your country. If this lawyer is registered as an asylum law specialist, you do not have to pay for this first meeting. Of course you can ask your lawyer about this registration.
Lawyer M.P.J.W.M. Govers is registered as a asylum specialist, and can help you in the asylum procedure. Also, because of this registration, you do not have to pay for this first consultation. Please make sure you ask specifically and repeatedly for him, if you wish for him help you, to prevent from yet being provided with another lawyer. However, of course you are free to choose whichever lawyer you prefer.
If you are planning to leave your country, and you wish for Mr. Govers to aid you in your asylum procedure, it is advisable to inform him before you actually leave your country. Naturally, this is completely confidential, as is all client-lawyer contact.
You can ask for information or discuss the possibilities in a non-committal way via telephone number 0031134675007, and in case of emergency via telephone number 0031654976441. Your lawyer will explain the procedure to you as well.