In the spotlight


The reception centre ‘Petit-Château’ becomes the single registration point for persons who want to apply for ‘international protection’ (asylum) in Belgium.

Since this 3 December 2018, people who want to apply for protection in Belgium have to go to the Petit-Château – along the channel in Brussels. The centre, managed by Fedasil, now comprises the services in charge of the registration of asylum applications and of the appointment of a reception place. 



Reception centres

Belgium has about 60 reception centres for applicants for international protection , accounting for 2/3 of the capacity of the total reception network. In addition to the 18 federal centres managed by Fedasil, there are reception centres managed by partners. The remaining places are in individual houses, organized by the local municipalities or NGOs.

  • Fedasil
  • Partners