How To Apply For Asylum Protection in France

If you’re seeking protection in France, then you may find very useful information. Here in this article, we focus on providing you information for claiming asylum. Likewise, if you want information on any other country you may visit here.

How you can apply for Asylum Protection in France?

As in most of the countries, the first thing you can do is to approach UNHRC. To apply for the asylum you may need to get registered with the signing authorities. The first thing you need to do is to go to the PADA (plateforme d’acceuil pour demandeurs d’asile). PADA is an independent organization that helps asylum seekers in France. PADA organization helps you to fill out the form and prepares your application based on it. You need to fill this application form for the application. The respective agent from PADA will arrange your appointment with the police prefecture. 

How And Where To Do Registration?

PADA offices located all over the nation, if you’re currently in Paris then you may find offices here.

If you’re in any other city other than Paris, then you may find PADA offices here.

Where to Submit your application?

After getting your application filled and getting it submitted to the police prefecture. PADA agent will help you to get all the required documents for the asylum application. The OFII (Office Français de l’Immigration et de l’Intégration) will handle your request for asylum. After getting your documents done, the agent will arrange your appointment with OFII. You’ll have the date and time for the appointment from GUDA. They’ll take some details of you like fingerprints, family details, and others. This step is to ensure that you haven’t applied for asylum in any other country.

Final Steps for the Asylum

After getting done with your interview you’ll get a letter stating that you can stay in France. You’ll also receive another document stating your application will get transferred to OFPRA. OFPRA (Office français de protection des réfugiés et apatrides) is an independent association. You must need to submit your form to the OFPRA within 21 days or you application will get canceled. OFPRA is the last and final destination for your application. Every asylum seeker in France must have to pass the OFPRA interview to get asylum.

In the interview, they’ll ask simple questions like why you need asylum and other basic ones. You need to be very confident in your interview as this interview is very important. Being an Interviewee you can also ask for the Interpreter for your language. After getting your interview done, the positive response means you got refugee status. This will provide you a temporary residency card which will be valid for the 10 years. And getting a negative response will lead you to leave France. You can also raise a case and challenge the decision in the National Asylum Court.

You may also read and follow these guidelines issued by the OFPRA.

For more information, you may also refer to this.