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- What is Relocation ?
- Does it apply to me ?
- Why will I be fingerprinted?
- I have special needs. Will I be given priority?
- To where can I be relocated?
- Can I choose the country to which I will be relocated?
- How will I know where I will be relocated to?
- How long does the process take?
- What will happen after I receive the relocation decision?
What is Relocation ?Relocation is the transfer of asylum seekers who are in clear need of international protection from one EU Member State to another European state. Their asylum application will only be examined once the relocation has taken place. Currently, relocation is possible from Italy...
Does it apply to me ?You will be eligible for relocation if you are in clear need of international protection and a national or a stateless person resident of certain countries. Currently, nationals (or stateless person resident in) of Syria, Iraq, Eritrea, Burundi, Central African Republic, Costa Rica...
Why will I be fingerprinted?All applicants will be fingerprinted. Whether or not you apply for international protection and if you are 14 years of age or older, your fingerprints will be taken and stored in an EU-wide database called Eurodac.
I have special needs. Will I be given priority?Yes, vulnerable persons are given priority in the relocation process and the best interest of the child will be a primary consideration for the authorities.
To where can I be relocated?To one of the following European countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland...
Can I choose the country to which I will be relocated?No, it is not possible to choose the country to which you are relocated. However, in deciding the country of relocation, the competent authorities will take into consideration...
How will I know where I will be relocated to?The relocation decision will be shared with you in writing.
How long does the process take?If it is decided that you are eligible for relocation, the transfer should be completed as swiftly as possible.
What will happen after I receive the relocation decision?You will be provided with information about the transfer. After your arrival, the country of relocation will process your application for international protection...