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Asylum applications dealt with more quickly

Published on 18/12/2012

For older applications, the average length of time it takes to reach a decision is much longer at 250 days. However, this is still a big improvement on the situation a year ago.

The number of applications pending has also fallen during the course of year. Secretary of State De Block told the VRT that: “In January they were still 14,700 applications pending, this has already fallen to 10,000 now.

It’s our intention to have completely worked through the backlog by mid-2014. It’s a two-pronged approach and new applications are dealt with very quickly.”

The speedier treatment times for asylum application have come about as a result of improved cooperation between the Aliens Office, the General-Commission for Refugees and the Stateless and the Council for Disputes by Aliens.

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