OFPRA (French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons)
Ofpra is a public administrative institution created by the law of 25 July 1952. In charge of applying the Geneva Convention of 28 July 1951 relating to the status of refugees, and then the New York Convention of 1954, it makes independent decisions on applications for asylum and statelessness that are submitted to it.
Ofpra has three main missions:
A mission to examine applications for international protection on the basis of the Geneva Convention of 28 July 1951 and the New York Convention of 28 September 1954 and the CESEDA.
A mission of legal and administrative protection for statutory refugees, statutory stateless persons and beneficiaries of subsidiary protection.
In addition, Ofpra has an advisory role in the context of the asylum procedure at the border. It gives an opinion to the Minister of the Interior on whether or not an application for authorisation to enter French territory on the basis of asylum is manifestly well-founded.
Address (in Paris):
Rue Carnot 201, 94120 Fontenay-sous-Bois, Île-de-France France