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)
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
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.
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
T: 01 45 55 57 41