Rights and obligations

Rights of applicants for international protection

As an applicant for international protection in Greece:

• Your deportation is prohibited until the examination of your application is completed.
• You may move freely throughout the country, unless specific areas of the country where you may move freely are determined on the card that you are provided with.
• If you are homeless, you may ask to be hosted in a Reception Center or other facility. Your request will be accepted, if there are available places.
• You have the right to work under the conditions set by Greek law.
• As an employee, you have the same rights and obligations, regarding social security, as any Greek citizen.
• You have the right to receive hospital, medical and pharmaceutical treatment free of charge, provided that you are uninsured and indigent.
• You and your children have access to the public educational system free of charge.
• You have access to vocational training.
• If you are a disabled person with a disability percentage of 67% and above, you have the right to receive a disability allowance, provided that your housing in a Reception Center is not possible.
• As long as you remain an applicant for international protection, you cannot travel outside Greece.
• As long as you remain an applicant for international protection , you cannot transfer your family from your country of origin to Greece.
• Obligations of applicants for international protection
• As an applicant for international protection in Greece, it is your obligation:
• To remain in Greece until the examination of your application is completed.
• To cooperate with the Greek authorities regarding any issue related to your application and the verification of your personal data.
• To go in person to the Asylum Service in order to renew your card before it expires and, at the latest, on the next business day after its expiry date.
• To inform immediately the Asylum Service regarding the address of your residence and your contact information and any change in them. The Asylum Service will send documents related to your case to the address that you have declared.
• You must abide by the deadlines as these are determined throughout the different stages of the procedure of examination of your application.
• To disclose your true financial situation in the event you receive social benefits from the Greek state.
• To comply with the obligations that apply in the event you are housed in a Reception Center or other facility

Obligations of applicants for international protection

As an applicant for international protection in Greece, it is your obligation:

To remain in Greece until the examination of your application is completed.

To cooperate with the Greek authorities regarding any issue related to your application and the verification of your personal data.

To go in person to the Asylum Service in order to renew your card before it expires and, at the latest, on the next business day after its expiry date.

To inform immediately the Asylum Service regarding the address of your residence and your contact information and any change in them. The Asylum Service will send documents related to your case to the address that you have declared.

You must abide by the deadlines as these are determined throughout the different stages of the procedure of examination of your application.

To disclose your true financial situation in the event you receive social benefits from the Greek state.

To comply with the obligations that apply in the event you are housed in a Reception Center or other facility.