Beneficiaries of subsidiary protection status
The status of subsidiary protection entails numerous rights but also some obligations.
These rights and obligations are:
- Complying with Belgian law
- Staying in Belgium
- Working in Belgium
- Travelling abroad
- Obtaining subsidiary protection for one’s children
- Applying for family reunification
- Obtaining Belgian nationality
The CGRS is not competent for issuing register office certificates to people who have been granted subsidiary protection status. If they need an ‘act of notoriety’, which can replace a birth certificate for some procedures such as marriage or naturalisation, they can apply for this to the Justice of the Peace of their place of residence.
End of the subsidiary protection status
The CGRS can end or withdraw the subsidiary protection status.
- The CGRS can end the status when the circumstances that justified the granting of this protection have evolved positively in the country of origin. During the 5 years of limited right of residence the competent Minister can order the beneficiary of subsidiary protection to leave the territory.
- The CGRS can withdraw the status when subsidiary protection was granted based on false declarations, false documents or undisclosed information. During the 10 years following the application for subsidiary protection, the competent Minister can order the beneficiary of subsidiary protection to leave the territory.