The Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Defence and the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation can ask the AIV for advise. The Lower and Upper Houses of Parliament can also ask the AIV for advice. A committee devotes its attention to the posed questions and formulates a draft advice which then is discussed in the AIV. The AIV can also, if it wishes, draw up advisory reports on themes of its own choice. In some case a short Advisory Letter is published. After the approval the advise is sent to the Minister(s) and to the members of the Lower and Upper Houses of Parliament. Usually a press bulletin is released. The Government is then obliged to formulate a response to the advise.
All advices are available free of charge at the AIV-secretariat and can be requested on this website, but also by phone, by letter or by e-mail. They can also be downloaded. Nearly all advises are translated into English, some also into French and a few also into other languages.