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Applying for asylum in France

The asylum application procedure was modified in 2015. Despite politicians’ speeches promising simplification, it is still a complicated process and is sometimes difficult to comprehend (asylum procedure – reform).
This initiative is all the more urgent given the hundreds of migrants and refugees who are receiving little assistance both with regard to their material needs and the level of administrative and legal assistance. Some have been sent to centres where, for the most part, they have no access to assistance. Others are still in a vulnerable situation living on the streets, with lodgings only being offered to a limited number of people.
The aim of these factsheets is to provide the information required to submit an asylum application, to assert your rights and to avoid falling into the traps laid out by the French administration.

http://www.gisti.org/spip.php?article5221&quoi=tout (English, French, Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Oromo, Tigrinya)

Resettlement Process

For learning more about the resettlement process and actors in France-

Ministère de l’Intérieur, Immigration, asile, accueil et accompagnement des étrangers en France

Official Home Office Website, only in French apparently

https://www.immigration.interieur.gouv.fr/ (French)

Guide du demandeur d’asile en France

Guide for asylum Seekers in France, it’s from the french home office website.

(French, English, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Chinese, Creole/Haitian, Spanish, Georgian, Lingala, Mongolian, Urdu, Pashto, Persian/Farsi, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Swahili, Tamil, Tigrinya, Turkish)

Beginning the asylum process in France

Some info written by volunteers about applying for information in France, it’s mainly about Paris Region (Ile de France) but there are some good links.

Link to the doc in the France Resources Asylum folder

Aida – Asylum Information Database Report

Mapping asylum procedures, reception conditions, detention and content of protection in Europe


Cour National du Droit d’Asile (French Asylum Court)

That’s the french court who judges asylum cases. The practices and procedures are all in this website, with a bit of patience and Google Translate is possible to find good info.

http://www.cnda.fr/ (only in French but feasible with G Translate)

Association Pierre Claver

Legal, Advocacy,  Housing. Lawyers and volunteer lawyers willing to help those displaced by force from their home country and taking refuge in France, especially asylum seekers within the meaning of French law and international levels.

28 bis rue de Bourgogne
75007, Paris
T: 01 45 55 57 41
E: associationpierreclaver@orange.fr


Asylum seekers frequently asked questions FAQs ( French )


Refugees (already granted protection) frequently asked questions FAQs ( French )


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