After his recognition, a refugee has a limited right of residence in Belgium for a period of five years.
Asylum is a form of international protection for
- persons who have left their country of origin because they were persecuted for their nationality, race, political or religious beliefs or membership of a particular social group (the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees);
- persons who are at a real risk of serious harm if they return to their country of origin. Serious harm is the death penalty or execution; torture, inhuman or degrading treatment; a serious threat to life of a citizen by indiscriminate violence in a situation of international or internal armed conflict (subsidiary protection).
The CGRS examines applications for international protection.
In principle, the CGRS processes an application for international protection according to the standard procedure