Travelling abroad during the procedure
During your asylum procedure, you cannot travel abroad. Once you have been granted refugee status, you can travel again, but not to your country of origin.
Travelling during the asylum procedure is not permitted
As an applicant for international protection you cannot leave Belgium during your procedure. After all, you do not have a residence permit. Your immatriculation certificate does not give you the possibility to travel within Europe.
However, you can decide at any time to stop the asylum procedure in order to return to your country of origin. Fedasil helps you organise your return, and pays for your flight.
Travelling as a recognised refugee
If you are recognised as a refugee or you have received subsidiary protection, then you can once again travel abroad.
Which documents do you need to travel?
- a valid electronic foreign national card
- a travel document for refugees (blue passport).
Applying for a blue passport
You can apply for a passport at the municipality or city where you are registered.
You need the following documents to apply for your passport:
- your electronic foreign national card
- a passport photo which meets the photo requirements for passports
- proof of family composition (ask the municipality)
Do you want to return to your country of origin?
Go to the 'returns' desks of Fedasil
Or call the freephone number 0800 32 745