Following a refusal decision that has become final (i.e. there has been noor the appeal has been rejected by the ), the concerned may forward new facts that have to light to Ofpra in an application for . New permission to stay must first have been granted, and such an application may therefore be channelled under a prioritised procedure.
This concerns anaddressed to an administrative court. With respect to asylum applications, the may lodge an appeal before the National Asylum Court ( ) to challenge Ofpra's decision.
Exceptional review procedure against a jurisdictional decision which has become res judicata, or has binding effect, aimed at obtaining its annulment in light of new facts. The decisions of the National Asylum Court () are open, pursuant to Article R. 562-2 of the , to applications for review where they have been handed down on the grounds of factual circumstances established fraudulently.
According to Article 1 of the Geneva Convention of 28 July 1951, "the term “refugee” shall apply to any person who: owing to well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particularor political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country".
A person qualifying as ais issued a ten-year, renewable, by the Prefecture and may immediately apply for French nationality.
Ofpra has not issuedcertificates since 1 January 2004, since refugees' residence documents now clearly indicate their status.
Proportion of asylum seekers who have had their international protection application rejected following an Ofpra decision.
The foreign national who has been qualified aor has obtained the benefit of may ask to avail of his/her right, on the grounds of , to be joined by certain members of his/her family.
Where the marriage postdates the submission of the asylum application, the term used in France is "
Amay renounce their status at any time, but such a decision is final and the repercussions are significant: of their spouse's or partner's refugee status where the latter has been qualified as a refugee according to the principle of , cessation of the protection of their children if the other parent is not or no longer a refugee and, lastly, the possible refusal by the law of the country of origin to recognise family events that have occurred in France.
Under, a coming under 's mandate leaves his/her country of asylum and travels lawfully to a third country to settle there permanently, following this country's agreement to welcome him/her as a refugee and to grant him/her the right of settling there over the long-term.
A person who has been grantedstatus by Ofpra automatically receives a renewable ten-year from the Prefecture. With this document, s/he may reside lawfully in France, work and receive certain social welfare benefits.
Document issued by the Prefecture which authorises a foreign national from a non-European country to reside in France for a set length of time. There are several types of. Persons who qualify as refugees may receive a which is valid for ten years. Beneficiaries of obtain a one-year, renewable, "private and family life" residence permit. Lastly, stateless persons are entitled to a one-year, renewable, residence permit ("private and family life") and then a ten-year residence document when they have lawfully resided on French soil for five years.