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New civil integration law from 1 July 2021

The new civil integration law has been postponed until 1 July 2021.


The new law was due to take effect from 1 January 2021. This has now been postponed until 1 July 2021. The new rules will therefore apply to newcomers who become obliged to integrate after 1 July 2021.


The aim of the new law is for new immigrants to participate in Dutch society as soon as possible. And for newcomers to find work as soon as possible. These are the most important changes:

  • The municipality (town or city) will help people who need to integrate.
  • For some people, the required language level will go up from A2 to B1. This means that they will learn even better Dutch.
  • People who need to integrate, will follow an educational trajectory suited to their possibilities.

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At the moment, DUO does not have any more information than what is in this notice. We cannot answer your questions. We are working hard to provide more information. As soon as more information is available, you’ll read about it on this site.