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What associations can help a foreigner in a waiting area?

Verified 02 septembre 2021 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

Humanitarian organisations can help foreigners who have been denied entry, for example at Paris - Charles de Gaulle or Lyon - Saint-Exupéry airport.

Associations authorised by the Minister of the Interior to assist foreigners in the waiting area are:

  • Amnesty International
  • National Border Assistance Association for foreigners (Anafé)
  • Cimade, Ecumenical Service for Mutual Assistance
  • French Red Cross
  • France Land of Asylum
  • Refugee Forum
  • Welcome and Solidarity Group
  • Immigrant Information and Support Group (Gisti)