The asylum interview
You will receive by mail a
Summons to an interview at OFPRA
to an interview at the
French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons (OFPRA in French)
The French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons (OFPRA in French):
It is the institution that will make a decision on your asylum application. If your application is rejected, you can contest this decision.
You must go there on the date, time and at the address indicated on the summons.
During the interview, a person called a “
” will ask you questions. The questions may relate in particular to:
your region of origin
your journey to France
your fears if you return to your country of origin
The protection officer is there to decide if you are eligible for asylum.
The legal representative:
This person will represent you and accompany you during your asylum application procedure.
is present during the interview. If necessary, an interpreter will also be there to translate the discussion.
Everything said during the interview is
. No information will be transmitted to your country of origin.
You can request that the protection officer and interpreter preferably be a woman rather than a man, or the other way round.
It is very important to prepare for this interview with adults.
After the interview, the OFPRA will make a decision on your asylum application. This decision will be sent to your legal representative (or to you if you are over 18 years old).
Single Asylum Seeker’s Office (GUDA)
Writing and sending the file