Asylum application procedures

Extract from Récit de Omer • 30 years old • Man • Kurdish

They explained to me that to apply for asylum I had to go through the Asylum Platform who arranged an appointement at the Prefecture. That is what I did and I am currently waiting to be summoned by the OFPRA (The French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons) so thatmy case can be examined. I was told that it would take between 6 and 9 months to be summoned to Paris. Following that I’ll have to wait for the decision. In the meantime I will not be allowed to work.

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