The ‘Dublin III Regulation’ provides that:

  • If Belgium is responsible, the CGRS will examine the asylum application.
  • If another EU member state is responsible, the IO requests the other member state to take over the asylum application.
  • If the EU member state confirms the transfer, but the applicant does not agree, he may file an appeal with the Council for Alien Law Litigation (CALL). This is a non-suspensive appeal for annulment. The applicant must still travel to the country responsible for the asylum application, without waiting for the decision of the CALL.
  • The IO may detain the applicant in a detaining centre during the examination, or pending the transfer to another EU member state.