Safe country of origin

Belgium considers some countries to be 'safe' because the inhabitants generally live in safety there.

What is a 'safe' country?

It is a country where you can be sent back because you are safe there. If you come from a country considered to be safe, the CGRS (CGRA/CGVS) will process your application for protection more quickly.

8 countries are currently considered to be safe:

  • Albania
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Georgia
  • Macedonia
  • Kosovo
  • Montenegro
  • Serbia
  • India

This list may change according to developments in these countries.