IND stands for Dutch Immigration and Naturalization Service, which is a branch of the security and justice ministry. All visa and residence permit applications submitted by foreign people seeking to travel to or remain in the Netherlands or acquire Dutch citizenship are evaluated by the IND.
The majority of the IND’s activity is processing visa and residence permit applications. The IND can assist you if you have been in the Netherlands for a while and want to become a naturalized Dutch citizen with a Dutch passport. The IND takes care of Asylum applications too for people who do not feel safe in their own country and would like too seek refuge in the Netherlands.
In the IND’s website, you can keep track of your own applications, find information about different types of visas and find contact information in case you would like to discuss a more specific matter.
IND’s website has an English version.