Civic integration in 2022

The new Dutch Civic Integration Act (Wet inburgering) entered into effect on January 1, 2022. If you started your integration process after January 1 2022, the information on this page is important! Read about the different steps in the civic integration process and how the UAF can help you.


The Civic Integration Act aims to help you learn the Dutch language and to prepare you for studying or working in the Netherlands. The municipality will help you find the right civic integration programme and guide you throughout the civic integration process. Once this process is complete, you can start studying or working at your level. 

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Civic integration phases

The civic integration process consists of three phases:

1. Broad intake

Intake interviews with the municipality

The municipality will discuss your wishes, your work and study experience, and your skills. Together you will make a plan that fits your wishes and ambitions.

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2. Participation & Integration Plan (PIP)

Personal plan for your integration process

After the Intake, the municipality will draft a Participation & Integration Plan (PIP). This plan will contain all of the agreements you make with the municipality and is your personal plan for your integration process.

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3. Integration routes

Routes towards study or work in the Netherlands

After the PIP you will follow one of three routes: Education route, B1-route or Z-route. 

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