Publications

Brochures

  • Brochure asylum
    Asylum in Belgium

    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. Other language versions will soon be available.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 (published: January 2011) 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.

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

    This code of conduct (published: October 2009) is intended for interpreters and translators working with the CGRS.

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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