The asylum service announced that pending asylum applications submitted before December 31, 2018 are being processed. This only concerns cases submitted to the asylum office and not to the appeals committee. This means that if you have appealed a rejection, your case will not necessarily already be decided. It is important to note that if you have a pending Dublin reunification, there may not have been a decision.According to the announcement, if you submitted your asylum application before December 31, 2017 and you don’t have an ongoing Dublin reunification, you can collect your decision from the Nikaia Asylum Unit on Monday September 14 to October 2. Here is the location of Nikaia Asylum Unit: https://goo.gl/maps/QSETwTYAbstMu7CH6.
If you applied for asylum in 2018, you will be informed of the decision either by your regional asylum office, the management of the camp in which you live or by registered letter. According to the announcement, the asylum service continues to make day-to-day decisions on asylum applications lodged in 2019 and 2020. In this case, you will also be informed in the event of a decision from your regional asylum office , the administration of the camp in which you live or by registered letter.
In general, it must be said that the Asylum Service is trying to issue sooner decisions, but there are also more rejections than before. In case you will receive a rejection, make sure to always seek free legal aid when you are notified of the decision, and be sure to appeal the rejection on time!