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New list of safe countries

Belgium has approved a new list of safe countries of origin. This has some specific consequences for the procedure at the CGRS and for the appeal procedure at the Council for Alien Law Litigation.

A country of origin can be considered as safe if there is generally and consistently no persecution or risk of suffering serious harm.

In order to determine if a country is safe, the legal situation, the application of the law and the general political conditions in the country are taken into account.

Asylum statistics Janvier 2018

The CGRS released its asylum statistics for January 2018.

Female Genital Mutilation

International day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

6 February -International day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

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Travelling documents no longer issued by provincial administrations

Since 1 January 2018, recognized refugees who want to request a travelling document, must do so at the municipality in which they are registered.

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Helpdesk lawyers reachable between Christmas and New Year’s Day

The CGRS is closed from 25 December 2017 up to and including Monday 1 January 2018. However, there will be limited access to the Helpdesk lawyers.

Asylum statistics November 2017

The CGRS released its asylum statistics for November 2017.

Minimum holiday service on 27, 28 and 29 December 2017

This year too a minimum holiday service will be assured in certain departments between Christmas and  New Year on 27, 28 and 29 December 2017.

Asylum statistics October 2017

The CGRS released its asylum statistics for October 2017.

Asylum statistics September 2017

The CGRS released its asylum statistics for September 2017.

Substantial decrease in backlog

The CGRS continues its efforts to reduce the backlog ...