Information for the hosts/friends/families in case a migrant friend is missing.

Calais Migrant Solidarity

— Initially published on Getting the Voice Out, so some infos are specific to Belgium, but the procedure to follow is valid everywhere. —

27/06/2018

Many foreigners in irregular situation are controlled/arrested on public transport, on parking lots, at train stations or at their homes. They are brought to a police station for investigation by the Immigration Office. At the police station, their personal belongings and phones are confiscated, which means that they cannot contact anyone. Within the next 24 hours, they are either released, often with an order to leave the country (OQT – Ordre de Quitter le Territoire), or they are detained in one of the 5 detention centres for migrants (centre fermé – CF).

  • What to do…. BEFORE one of your friends is incarcerated:

– If your friend has already received an order to leave the country (OQT) or has a passport, ask their permission and…

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