+32 487 84 65 40 info@nansenrefugee.be

Do you require assistance in an individual case?

What can NANSEN do for you?

NANSEN can provide you, your social worker and your lawyer with:

  • legal and multidisciplinary advice,
  • an analysis of your case,
  • a future intervention at the national and international authorities.

What can NANSEN not do for you

NANSEN provides assistance in cases concerning persons in need of international protection (asylum), including in cases of persons in detention.

NANSEN does not provide assistance in cases concerning family reunification, applications for visas , for regularisations and for the acquisition of the Belgian nationality, etc.

Priority cases for a NANSEN intervention (2019-2020)

Are you a lawyer or a social worker ?

NANSEN can provide support when the person you are assisting finds him or herself in one of the following situations:

Vulnerable persons

  • Persons who have not yet obtained the age of 20
  • Persons with a severe mental illness 
  • Pregnant women
  • Victims of torture
  • Victims of human trafficking
  • Victims of gender-related violence
  • Stateless persons or persons at risk of becoming stateless

Persons belonging to the LGBTI-community

Persons with a protection status in another European country

Persons registered with the UNHCR in another country

Persons with an ongoing Dublin procedure in Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Hungary or persons having family ties in Belgium

Persons excluded from protection status or whose protection status has been revoked for reasons of public order/national security/return to the country of origin

Person from the following nationalities, as declared by them:

  • Afghanistan
  • Iraq
  • Syria
  • Palestine
  • Venezuela
  • Somalia
  • Eritrea

warning NANSEN is not a lawfirm and is legally not allowed to represent people in front of the judicial authorities. Please make sure you hire a lawyer to work on your case. NANSEN can support him/her with legal and multidisciplinary advice and, if necessary, intervene in the proceedings.

The person you are assisting falls into a category of NANSEN’s priority situations.

How to submit your request?

1. In case you are seeking legal or multidisciplinary advice:

  • Send us a copy of the decision you are challenging
  • No decision? Send us a copy of your client’s identity card

2. In case you need an analysis of a particular case and, possibly an intervention at the national and/or international authorities

Send both the asylum and/or Dublin questionnaires and the completed + signed NANSEN mandate to dossiers@nansenrefugee.be.

❗️For detained persons

Ask the social worker at the detention centre to send an email to dossiers@nansenrefugee.be, containing:

  • the administrative file
  • the completed + signed NANSEN mandate

Then, ask the lawyer to contact NANSEN, by email: dossiers@nansenrefugee.be or by phone: at +32 487 84 65 40.

‼️The person you are accompanying does not fall into one of the categories, but you still want our counsel? 

Before considering your request, NANSEN will invite the person concerned to an interview.

After the interview, NANSEN analyses all the elements of the case.

On the basis of the interview and the analysis, we can decide to:

Questions? Feel free to call NANSEN.

 

LAWYER

To enable NANSEN to intervene effectively in your client’s situation, it is essential to download and complete the following documents.

ASYLUM SEEKER

To enable us to intervene effectively in your situation, it is essential to download and complete two documents. In case of difficulty, ask your lawyer or social worker for help.