Participate in the COC Netherlands LGBT asylum survey 2018!

COC Netherlands would like to invite you to participate in survey about the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender asylum seekers and refugees. We would like to hear about the experiences you’ve had with the IND and in the COA reception centers. The results of the survey will be published in a report.

The survey is online and user-friendly. You should be able to complete it within 20 minutes or less.


To participate in the survey go to:


Who can participate?

You can participate if you:

  • Identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender AND
  • Arrived in the Netherlands in January 2016 or later AND
  • Are still in the asylum procedure OR have a status (on A or B ground)


Why participate?  

This survey is part of a research into the experiences of  LGBT asylum seekers and refugees, especially with the IND and COA. This research will help COC understand the key challenges and issues that LGBT asylum seekers and refugees face. The results of the research will be published in a report.



We ask all participants for their V-number. We do this because the funder of this research (the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund)  wants to check with COA whether all participants are asylum seekers or refugees on the date of the survey. We will not publish your name or your V-number. COC will NOT share any of your answers with COA. In writing the report we will regard your anonymity and we will not publish any information through which you could be recognised.

Click here to read more about your privacy.

About COC Netherlands

COC Netherlands has been advocating the rights of lesbian women, gay men, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBTs) from 1946 on. COC strives for the decriminalization of sexual orientation and gender identity and for equal rights, emancipation and social acceptance of LGBTs in the Netherlands and all over the world.


More information

If you have any questions about this survey, please contact COC by emailing to

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