Applying for asylum in France
The asylum application procedure, modified in 2015, is still a complicated process and is sometimes difficult to comprehend (asylum procedure - reform).
The aim of these fact sheets is to provide, asylum seekers and the people helping them, with the information required to submit an asylum application, to assert their rights and to avoid falling into the traps laid out by the French administration.
- always keep a copy of the documents you submit to the authorities
- never give originals (except for the passport that you have to submit to Ofpra)
Legal assistance for asylum seekers and refugees Monday (2 pm – 5 pm)
In all cases, we try to find together solutions to help you (mail, court appeals…). People are received according to the emergency of the situation : people in Dublin procedure and need to make an appeal, people who have a refusal from OFPRA or people who did not manage to register their request for asylum at the end of the Dublin procedure (6 month) (those considered to be escaping).
Who are we ?
All the participants are struggling by your side and support you in the difficulties you face with public services. We have no links with services in charge of refugees reception (Prefecture, OFPRA, OFII or any association commissionned by the government like FTDA, Croix-Rouge, Coallia, Emmaüs solidarité…).
This legal assistance service is set up by volunteer activits an by associations (ATMF, Dom’asile, ELENA, GISTI, La Cimade).
How get to the legal assistance office ? 10, rue Affre 75018 Paris (M° La chapelle)