The Regeringscommissaris voor de Emigratie was a government commissioner for emigration who was appointed by the Dutch government in 1948 to coordinate and stimulate the emigration of Dutch citizens to other countries, especially after World War II. The commissioner was responsible for providing information, advice and assistance to potential emigrants, as well as liaising with foreign authorities and organisations. The commissioner also commissioned and supervised various studies and reports on emigration issues. The commissioner was abolished in 1967, when the government decided to end its active promotion of emigration.
The Commissioner resided over the following offices:
- Emigratiedienst in het buitenland (various offices in other countries)
- Commissariaat voor de Emigratie (see below)
- Emigratiebestuur (Board of Directors
- Nederlandse Emigratiedienst (Administration)
Commissariaat voor de emigratie Nederland
Het Commissariaat voor de emigratie Nederland, also known as the Dutch Emigration Commission, was a government agency that was responsible for regulating and facilitating the emigration of Dutch citizens to other countries after World War II.
The agency was established after WWII by the Dutch government in response to the growing number of Dutch citizens who were interested in emigrating. The agency’s primary goal was to provide information, advice, and assistance to potential emigrants, as well as to liaise with foreign authorities and organisations. The agency also had offices in various countries, such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa.
The Dutch Emigration Commission was abolished in 1967, when the Dutch government decided to end its active promotion of emigration. However, the agency’s work had a significant impact on the Dutch diaspora, and it is estimated that over 1 million Dutch citizens emigrated during the agency’s time in operation.