This report is an update of the COI Focus of the same name dated 7 June 2020 which covered the period from 1 January 2020 to 7 June 2021. It focuses on the attitude of the Congolese authorities towards their nationals who have returned after having left the country illegally and/or having lodged an application for international protection in Belgium and/or having stayed there.
This present update is limited to additional information provided by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on 2 July 2021.
Return to the country of origin must be considered when the alien no longer meets the conditions required for his stay in Belgium. Such a return may be voluntary or forced.
The translation from French into English was provided by the UK Home Office.