Publications

Brochures

  • Brochure asylum
    The asylum procedure at the CGRS

    This brochure informs the applicant for international protection on the asylum procedure at the CGRS. It contains important information about what the CGRS expects from applicants and explains how the CGRS examines asylum applications.

    The brochure exists in English, French and Dutch.

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

    This brochure 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.

  • 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 available in Dutch, French, English, Arab, Tigrinya, Dari, Pashto, Pulaar, Somali and Albanian.

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

  • guide children
    Guide for accompanied children in the asylum procedure in Belgium

    This guide informs children who accompany their parents or guardian, about their right to be heard during the asylum procedure of their parents or guardian in Belgium. In exceptional cases, they can file their own application for international protection (or asylum application).

    This guide is available in Dutch, French, English, Albanian, Arab, Dari, Pashto and Russian.

    This guide was elaborated with the support of the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF).

  • guide for parents
    Guide for parents or guardians accompanied by minor children

    This guide informs parents or guardians who started an asylum procedure in Belgium, about the right of the children who accompany them, to be heard. In exceptional cases, they can file their own application for asylum (asylum application).

    This guide is available in Dutch, French, English, Albanian, Arabic, Dari, Pashto and Russian.

    This guide was elaborated with the support of the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF).

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

    This brochure is intended for recognised refugees and provides information on their rights and obligations in Belgium.

  • brochure subsidiary protection
    Subsidiary protection
    Your rights and obligations

    This brochure is intended for persons having been granted subsidiary protection and provides information on their rights and obligations in Belgium.

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

    This code of conduct is intended for interpreters and translators working with the CGRS.

  • 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 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.

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.

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