“THe CGRS grants protection and issues documents to men, women and children fleeing from persecution, war or violence.”

Entrance for applicants for international protection

Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 26 A
1000 Brussels

 

Entrance for visitors

Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 28-30
1000 Brussels

+32 (0)2 205 51 11 (phone)
+32 (0)2 205 51 15 (fax)

CGVS.info@ibz.fgov.be

 

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About the CGRS

The CGRS offers protection to foreigners who fear persecution, conflict or violence if they return to their country of origin. The CGRS examines each application for asylum individually and independently. It issues certificates and documents of civil status to recognised refugees and stateless persons.

The CGRS is an independent federal administration and the central asylum authority in Belgium.

Figures

In August 2018 there were:
2.368
applicants for international protection in Belgium

Country information

News

Forms

Applicants

Application: request copies of administrative documents or access to an asylum dossier

With this form the applicant for international protection can request a copy of certain documents and may also ask for access to his/her file.

Please complete the form and send it to the Helpdesk lawyers, trusted persons and UNHCR. You will find the details on the form.

Medical certificate

This medical certificate can be used by women who apply for asylum in Belgium because they are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM). It can also be used by parent(s) who claim that their daughter(s) run such a risk.

The CGRS has also put into place a follow-up procedure for families who received refugee status because of a fear of persecution based on the risk of FGM for their daughter(s). With this procedure, the CGRS sees to it that these girls are still protected after refugee status has been granted: every year, the parents of the girl(s) concerned have to send a medical certificate to the CGRS proving that their daughter has not been subjected to genital mutilation. You will find more information about the FGM follow-up procedure through the following link: https://www.cgrs.be/en/female-genital-mutilation.

Declaration: appointment of a trusted person

The applicant for international protection can ask to be assisted by a trusting during the asylum procedure. This person can assist the applicant with his professional knowledge. It is possible to appoint a trusted person with this form.

Please complete this form, add a copy of the trusted person’s identity card and send this to the Helpdesk lawyers, trusted persons and UNHCR, preferably before the interview. You will find the details on the form.

Others

Application: request copies of administrative documents or access to an asylum dossier

This form enables the lawyer or a guardian, to request a copy of certain documents from his client's asylum file and may also ask for access to his client's asylum file.

Please complete the form and send it to the Helpdesk lawyers, trusted persons and UNHCR. You will find the details on the form.

Declaration: intervention of UNHCR staff member

This form enables UNHCR to inform the CGRS of its intervention in an asylum case.

Please complete the form and send it to the Helpdesk lawyers, trusted persons and UNHCR. You will find the details on the form.

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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