Problems with municipality or of school

Did you start your integration before 1 January 2022? Then this page is not for you. You cannot get extra time because of problems with the municipality or the school. Go to Overview to check your options for getting extra time.

Sometimes you cannot go to school for reasons beyond your control. For instance because the municipality takes a long time to offer you a place at a school. Or because there are problems at the school. In these situations, you can ask DUO for extra time.

You can only get extra time if you started your integration on 1 January or after. You cannot apply for the extra time until 2 and a half years into your integration period.

Municipality took too long

First, the municipality will make a personal plan with you: the integration and participation plan (PIP). After that, the municipality will offer you a place at a school. If you waited a long time before you could start school, you can ask DUO for extra time.

Conditions
  • You started your integration on 1 January 2022 or after.
  • You are an asylum seeker.
  • Your integration period started at least 2 and a half years ago.
  • If you are doing the B1 route or the Z route Link opent externe pagina : there was at least 3 months between establishing your PIP and starting school.
  • If you are doing the O route Link opent externe pagina : there was at least 6 months between establishing your PIP and starting school.

Your PIP says what route you are doing.

Apply

You cannot apply for the extra time until 2 and a half years of your integration period has passed. From 2024 you will find information here on how to apply.

Problems at school

Could you not follow lessons because of a problem at the school? For instance because there was a waiting list, or no teacher was available? Then you can ask DUO for extra time.

Conditions
  • You started your integration on 1 January 2022 or after.
  • Your integration period started at least 2 and a half years ago.
  • You could not follow lessons for at least 3 months.
  • It was the school’s fault you could not follow any lessons.
Apply

You cannot apply for the extra time until 2 and a half years of your integration period has passed. From 2024 you will find information here on how to apply.