The number of asylum applications in the past couple of months have risen, which leads to a big problem. Indicating that the VRT OFFICIAL on Saturday. Asylum-seekers are waiting for an average of 15 months before they know whether they need to or are allowed to remain. And all the while they occupy a place in the shelter, so it can’t be used for someone new to arrive.

“The goal is to make the decision within 6 to 9 months to take it. But at the moment it takes for the proceduretijd, on average, about 15 months,” said Fanny François from Fedasil. The reason for this lies in a view from the asylum agencies.

the Number of cases continues to rise.

the Minister of state for Asylum and Migration Maggie De Block (Open VLD) led to its formation, however, is that there is a space came up for the new staff, but it was too late. The number of cases in which no decision is taken, it is once again a strong increase, of 4,612 in the middle of last year 9.172) in september, according to figures from the office of the Commissioner General for Refugees and Stateless persons.

Due to the labor shortage and the continuing increase of asylum-seekers should, in the meantime, each and every month for up to 750 additional places can be found. Fedasil argues, therefore, for buffering. “It’s a good idea to have a number of day care places, and the staff at the Department of foreign affairs and the office of the Commissioner General for Refugees and Stateless persons and to keep track of, so it is quick to activate when there is a change”, you hear the sound of it.