Lord Higgins – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Home Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Lord Higgins on 2016-02-11.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have about whether government documents are being issued by EU member states to those seeking asylum in countries in the Schengen area while they await a decision on their application for asylum.

Lord Bates

Under Article 6 of the Reception Conditions Directive 2013/13, EU member states are required to ensure that asylum applicants seeking international protection within their territory are provided with a document showing their status as an applicant or testifying that person is allowed to stay in the member state whilst the application is pending or being examined.

The process for issuing such a document will vary from country to country.