News & Current Developments

Here you will find current developments regarding asylum and migration.

Covid19

Corona virus measures

Het Steunpunt Asiel & Migratie vzw werkt enkel op afspraak en met de nodige voorzorgsmaatregelen. We vragen aan onze bezoekers om een mondmasker mee te brengen en er zijn plexiglas schermen voorzien. Tijdens de kantooruren zijn we bereikbaar via telefoon op het nummer 015/34.07.88, per mail via Leen.geys@vluchtelingendienst.be of via onze chat.

For more information concerning the Corona virus in multiple languages, as well as advice on how to avoid infection, you can download the following document on the right.

Voluntaty return temporarily suspended

To limit the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, all voluntary return travels to the country of origin are suspended. The International Organization for Migration is no longer able to organize return travels due to closed borders, cancelled flights and closed airports. We advice those willing to return to the country of origin to wait until the situation stabilizes. ​

Covid-19: Temporary halt to all Miles 4 Migrants activities

We temporarily suspended the demands for flight tickets for family members of accepted refugees. New demands can be processed when the situation stabilizes and air traffic is possible again.

Covid-19: Consequences for administrative procedures

IMPORTANT: Demand for International Protection – Appointments for Registration Centre ‘Klein Kasteeltje’.

Since March 17, the Registration Centre has suspended appointments for requests for international protection. This decision follows the measures of the Belgian Government in limiting spread of the Covid-19 virus. 

 

Asylum seekers wanting to register their demand for international protection at the Registration Centre ‘Klein Kasteeltje’ need to make an appointment using an online registration using a specific link.. The application form for obtaining an appointment at the Application Center can be found via this link.The completed form will be automatically sent to the Immigration Office. More information can be found on website for the immigration office. 

Call Mechelen City

Mechelen organizes a number of activities to support the most vulnerable in our city:

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Ask for help

Are you not able to leave your house and do you need groceries? Are you feeling lonely and would you like to talk to someone? Do you need support at home? Do you know someone who needs support? Such questions and others can be asked using this platform.

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Collecting for someone else

The food supply service is temporarily suspended. The City of Mechelen now delivers food packages at home and collects food- and other essential products for vulnerable residents of Mechelen. More information can be found on this website.

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Get involved & help out

Do you want to do something yourself, do you want to help yourself? More and more Malinois are committed to each other, and the city likes to encourage that. Do you want to help? Choose here one or more things that you can and want to do to help another Malinois.

Information For Asylum Seeker In Belgium

Fedasil has made a clear and structured website to inform asylum seekers in Belgium: Fedasil infoHere you can find information in 12 languages concerning eight different themes: asylum and procedure; housing; life in Belgium; return; work; study; non-accompanied minors and health. This information will help you making choices about your future.

The Sound of Home

An interesting project: For 150 new young migrants, The Sound of Home will provide full payment for one year in a local music academy, including the rent of the instrument and the class material. More information can be found on their website.

Renting a room in your house for a refugee ?

Do you have an unoccupied room, studio, apartment or house and would you like to rent it out to people with difficulties on the house market? Please find more information below on how to help.
To find a solution to the problems many accepted refugees find while looking for housing, it is possible to rent out a room in your house, or to create extra living space to host accepted refugees.

In this brochure you will find more information about renting out to recognized refugees.
ORBIT has developed a guideline to help you step by step. They also offer personal support. For more information click here.
Do you have more questions? Please contact Leen Geys by phone 015/34.07.88 or e-mail leen.geys@vluchtelingendienst.be.

Renting out via Sociaal Verhuurkantoor? for more information use this link..

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