Publications

Brochures

  • Asylum in Belgium
    Asylum in Belgium

    This brochure (last updated: end of 2014), a joint publication with Fedasil, is intended to inform the applicant for international protection, upon his arrival in Belgium, on the different steps of the asylum procedure, his rights and obligations during the asylum procedure, and on his stay in a reception centre. The applicant receives this brochure at the Fedasil dispatching service.

  • Brochure Women, girls and asylum in Belgium
    Women, girls and asylum in Belgium
    Information for women and girls who apply for asylum

    This brochure (published: June 2011) is intended for female applicants for international protection and contains information on the asylum procedure. Other specific themes such as health, equality between men and women, human trafficking,… are also dealt with in detail. The brochure is not digitally available. The Immigration Office hands this brochure to every female applicant, girl or woman, at the start of the asylum procedure.

  • guide for unaccompanied minors
    Guide for unaccompanied minors who apply for asylum in Belgium

    This guide explains the stages an unaccompanied minor goes through when he/she applies for asylum in Belgium. At the request of the CGRS, the Immigration Office (IO) presents this guide to every unaccompanied minor when his/her asylum application is being registered.

    This guide is currently available in Dutch, French, English, Arab, Tigrinya, Dari, Pashto, Somali and Albanian. It will also appear later in Pulaar.

    This guide was developed with the support of the AMIF, the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund.

  • Brochure You are recognised as a refugee in Belgium
    You are recognised as a refugee in Belgium
    Your rights and obligations

    This brochure (last updated: November 2016) is intended for recognised refugees and provides information on their rights and obligations in Belgium.

  • Brochure Subsidiary protection in Belgium
    Subsidiary protection
    Your rights and obligations

    This brochure (last updated: November 2015) is intended for persons having been granted subsidiary protection and provides information on their rights and obligations in Belgium.

  • Brochure Interview Charter, charter contains deontological safeguards regarding the protection officer’s attitude as well as guidelines for conducting an asylum interview
    Interview Charter

    This interview charter (published: January 2011) contains deontological guidelines for the protection officer’s conduct during the interview at the CGRS. It also gives instructions for a correct proceeding of the interview. The aims of this charter is to guarantee the quality of the asylum applicant’s interview.

  • Brochure Deontology for translations and interpretations
    Deontology for translations and interpretations

    This code of conduct (published: October 2009) is intended for interpreters and translators working with the CGRS.

  • Brochure Asylum in Belgium, The Office of the Commissioner General for Refugees and Stateless Persons (CGRS)
    Asylum in Belgium
    The Office of the Commissioner General for Refugees and Stateless Persons

    This brochure (published: August 2010) has been developed in the framework of the BE presidency of the EU in 2010 and is to be read together with the brochure Belgium and Migration – Immigration Department.

    This brochure presents the mission, values, structure and organization of the CGRS.

  • Brochure Belgium and Migration, The Immigration Department
    Belgium and Migration
    the Immigration Department

    This brochure (published: August 2010) has been developed in the framework of the BE presidency of the EU in 2010 and is to be read together with the brochure Asylum in Belgium – the Office of the Commissioner General for Refugees and Stateless Persons.

    This brochure presents the mission, values, structure and organization of the Immigration Department.

Annual reports

  • Annual reports

    The Commissioner General for Refugees and Stateless Persons is required by law to report every year on the mission of the CGRS to the competent Minister or State Secretary for the Migration and Asylum Policy.

    The annual reports as from 2013 are only available in Dutch and French.

Contact

For applicants for international protection

WTC II

Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 26 A
1000 Brussels

For visitors

WTC II

Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 28-30
1000 Brussels

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