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Unaccompanied foreign minor

The concept of an unaccompanied foreign minor is included in the Belgian Aliens Act. The term refers to a legal status with additional rights. The asylum procedure provides specific conditions for unaccompanied foreign minors. An unaccompanied foreign minor is a child that:

  • is under 18 years old
  • is staying in Belgium without parent(s) or (legal) representative
  • comes from a country outside the European Union
  • has applied for asylum or is staying in Belgium without legal residence documentation.
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