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How will I be notified that a decision has been made?

You will receive a registered letter with acknowledgment of receipt to the address you indicated to the Ofpra (See the section “How to inform the Ofpra of my change of address”).

If you have indicated your telephone number and/or your email address, an SMS and/or email will inform you of the sending of the said decision.

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Is it possible to change address before having a file number?

If you do not yet know your Ofpra file number, you must notify your change of address by post, signed by your hand, by imperatively recalling your foreign number at the address below:

OFPRA

201 rue Carnot

94136 Fontenay-sous-Bois Cedex

The foreign number appears on the asylum application certificate issued by the prefecture. It is a 9 or 10-digit number called "ID".

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I have not received my letter of introduction. What to do ?

If you have not received your letter of introduction from the Ofpra, it is possible to report this to the Reception, Interpreting and Assignments Division (DACIM). (See the section “How to contact the Ofpra”).

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I am an unaccompanied minor, how will the interview take place at the Ofpra?

You will be interviewed by a specialized protection officer and this interview will take place in the presence of your legal representative.

The protection officer will ask you questions about the reasons for your departure and your fears if you return to your country.

The interview is confidential and individual, the Ofpra does not transmit any information to your family, your relatives or the authorities of your country. If you are accompanied by a member of your family or a close friend, they cannot be present during the interview. You can, however, be accompanied by a lawyer or an association representative (See the section “I would like to be accompanied during my asylum application interview. Is this possible?”).

You will be assisted by an interpreter in the language you indicated in the form. (See the section “In which language can I speak during the interview?”).

The protection officer and the interpreter are subject to the duty of confidentiality.

For more information, we invite you to consult the Guide to asylum for unaccompanied minors in France published by the Ofpra with the support of the FAMI (Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund).

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I have applied for asylum for my minor child. Will he/she be interviewed?

Accompanying minors with sufficient discernment are not interviewed, except when the Ofpra considers that this additional interview to that of their legal representatives (parent, guardian or president of the departmental council) is essential for the examination of their application for 'asylum.

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I would like to be accompanied during my asylum application interview. Is it possible ?

Since the implementation of the 2015 asylum law, all asylum seekers have the option of being accompanied by a lawyer or an association representative at the interview conducted by the Office.

In this regard, you can consult the list of associations authorized to send a representative.

The associations that come under the definition set by law are associations for the defense of human rights, for the defense of the rights of foreigners or asylum seekers, for the defense of the rights of women or children, or for the fight against persecution based on gender or sexual orientation.

The lawyer or the representative of the association wishing to accompany an applicant to the interview informs the Office in advance as far as possible of his presence, at least seven days before the interview in normal procedure and four days before in procedure accelerated.

Due to the great vulnerability of certain asylum seekers followed by mental health professionals, the Ofpra takes into consideration requests for assistance by a psychiatrist, psychologist or psychotherapist, under the conditions as described in the procedures guide. (See 6.2 Specific examination procedures > Additional special procedural safeguards).

In exceptional cases, the Office may authorize the presence during the interview of a trusted third party, under the conditions as provided for in the aforementioned guide (See 6.2 Specific examination procedures > Additional special procedural guarantees).

Apart from these cases, the interview being individual, you cannot be accompanied.

It is also not expected that the interview can take place in the presence of children. If necessary, you must make the necessary arrangements to present yourself without children or in the company of a person of your choice to whom they can be entrusted for the duration of the hearing.

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How long do I have to wait before being heard?

You may have to wait before being heard by the protection officer. This wait can last but should not worry you.

So that the protection officer who will receive you for an interview is informed of your presence, it is essential to submit your summons to the reception desk before settling in the waiting room.

 

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What documents do I have to present during my interview?

You must present the original of your summons and your asylum application certificate during your interview.

If you are in possession of original identity documents (passport, identity card, birth or marriage certificate, family record book), these documents must also be presented.

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In which language can I express myself during the interview?

You will be assisted by a professional interpreter in the language you chose during your appointment at the one-stop shop. It is recommended that you indicate the language you are most fluent in. The full list of languages ​​available for interview can be viewed on the Ofpra website.

Interpreters are subject to the duty of confidentiality, in the same way as Ofpra agents.

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How is an asylum interview conducted?

You will be interviewed by a protection officer, who will ask you questions about the reasons for your departure and your fears if you return to your country.

The interview is confidential and individual, the Ofpra does not transmit any information to your family, your relatives or the authorities of your country. If you are accompanied by a member of your family or a close friend, they cannot be present during the interview. You can, however, be accompanied by a lawyer or an association representative (See the section “I would like to be accompanied during my asylum application interview. Is this possible?”).

You will be assisted by an interpreter in the language you indicated in the form. (See the section “In which language can I speak during the interview?”).

The protection officer and the interpreter are subject to the duty of confidentiality.

The interview will be recorded. In the event of a negative response or the granting of subsidiary protection, you may request access to this recording after notification of the decision and for the purposes of your appeal before the CNDA. Once you have filed your appeal, the recording is transmitted by the Ofpra to the CNDA, which sends it to your lawyer. If you wish to access the recording before filing your appeal, you can request it by email at acces.registration@ofpra.gouv.fr. The consultation of this recording is then done by appointment at the premises of the Ofpra.

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How do I notify the Ofpra that I cannot go to my interview or the hand-delivery?

You must inform the Ofpra as soon as possible by email to the address indicated on your invitation and send proof of your absence. The Ofpra will then assess the validity of the supporting document.

If the Ofpra considers that the reason for your absence is legitimate, you will be summoned again. The legitimate reason for your absence corresponds to a reason beyond your control and not foreseeable.

If the Ofpra considers that the reason for your absence is not legitimate, it may rule on your request based on the information in the file.

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I was informed by SMS/email that I was summoned but I don't have the paper summons...

The invitation is notified to you by making it available in your secure personal digital space or, when the dematerialized notification is not implemented, sent by simple mail to the last known postal address. Remember to update it to receive all our correspondence (see section “How do I inform the Ofpra of my change of address?”).

If you have not received the summons, but only an SMS or email, you can contact the division in charge of your file (see the section “How do I know which division is in charge of my asylum application file?” ).

For people who have applied for asylum in Guyana, see here.

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I have been invited to an interview at the Ofpra, but I have lost the paper invitation. What to do ?

If you have lost your invitation, you can go to the Ofpra premises in Cayenne on the date indicated in the message.

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How do I know which division is in charge of my asylum application file?

The division of your file is indicated in your convocation letter:

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AA = Americas-Africa

AF = Africa

AM = Americas-Maghreb

EU = Europe

AS = Asia

EA = Europa-Asia

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Is it possible to choose the gender of the protection officer / interpreter who will receive me?

You must mention this choice in the asylum application form. If it appears related to the elements of the asylum application, the interview will be conducted by a sex worker of your choice. The same rules apply to the choice of performer.

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How do I inform the Ofpra of my change of address?

Any change of address must, throughout the asylum procedure, be reported to Ofpra directly on its website, via the dedicated platform:

https://www.ofpra.gouv.fr/fr/detail/acte/changementAdresse/edit.html

Tutorials have been made to help you fill out the online application forms, if needed.

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What does it mean that my application is pending at Ofpra?

Your asylum request is in progress at Ofpra once you have sent your asylum request form together with the required additional documents and the Ofpra has sent you a letter of introduction of an asylum request.

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