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Processing time for Palestinian cases

Following the escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since October, the CGRS decided on 20 October to temporarily suspend the negative decisions for applications filed by persons from Palestine.

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Asylum statistics April 2024

The CGRS has published the asylum figures for April 2024.

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Closing days in May

The CGRS will be closed on the following days:

  • Wednesday 1 May (Labour Day)
  • Thursday 9 May (Ascension Day)
  • Friday 10 May (bridge day)
  • Due to an internal event, the CGRS will only be accessible to visitors with an appointment on Friday, 17 May.
  • Monday 20 May (Whit Monday)
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Asylum statistics March 2024

The CGRS has published the asylum figures for March 2024.

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Asylum statistics February 2024

The CGRS has published the asylum figures for February 2024.

International Women’s Day and the right for women victims of gender-based violence

International Women’s Rights Day: Focus on a judgment by the Court of Justice of the European Union confirming the right to international protection for women victims of gender-based violence.

Asylum statistics January 2024

The CGRS has published the asylum figures for January 2024.

The CGRS will resume processing Sudanese cases

In April 2023, an internal conflict broke out in Sudan between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) led by the chairman of the Transitional Council, General Al-Burhan, and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) led by general Hemedti. Following the outbreak of this violent internal conflict, the CGRS suspended the processing of all Sudanese cases.

New Deputy Commissioner at the CGRS

Today, the Council of Ministers appointed Annick Goeminne as Deputy Commissioner at the CGRS. She will assume her new position on 4 March 2024. She will assist Commissioner General Sophie Vanbalberghe, as the other Deputy Commissioner Christophe Hessels has been doing since the beginning of 2022.

Resuming case processing of Russian nationals

Because of the developments in the country, the processing of applications for international protection filed by Russian nationals was temporarily blocked.

Information about the asylum procedure, tailored to the asylum seeker, can be found at : asyluminbelgium.be.