Ofpra-CNDA: what operation is planned during confinement?

President Emmanuel Macron announced that “the public service counters will remain open during this new confinement.” Ofpra and the CNDA, therefore, keep their doors open, but with an operation adapted to the Covid-19 pandemic.

I have an appointment for an interview with Ofpra or a hearing before the CNDA. Will it be maintained?


The French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons maintains the asylum application interviews scheduled for November. “Asylum seekers summoned to Ofpra are therefore invited to go there, with their summons and their travel authorization (reason: “judicial or administrative summons and to go to a public service”),” the organization says on its website.

The same applies to the National Court of Asylum (CNDA). In a communiqué published on October 30, the president of the Court announced that “all hearings are being maintained, according to schedule.” Your hearing will therefore take place on the date announced.

Can I come with my children?

No, if possible.

To limit the risks of contamination as much as possible, both institutions request that asylum seekers summoned for an interview come “as far as possible unaccompanied by their children.”

Is there a special Covid system?


When you come to Ofpra’s premises for your interview, your temperature will be controlled. In case of fever, you will not be able to enter.

Also, a surgical mask will be given to you at the entrance. You will have to wear it “during all the time you are on the premises of the establishment,” underlines the organization.

I can’t go to my appointment at Ofpra because I’m sick or I can’t move around. What should I do?

If you can’t make it to your appointment, you can ask for it to be rescheduled. To do so, you must notify Ofpra by sending an email to the address that appears on your invitation to the asylum interview.

Warning: the general reception of Ofpra is closed, it is useless to go there. Only people with a convocation are received.

Source: infomigrants website