Upon payment of the initial consultation fee (R1,200), we will interview you for about 30 to 60 minutes in order to get a thorough understanding of your case. The interview will take place either in our Cape Town office or over Skype.
You will for instance be asked questions in relation to:
a. the date when you left your country of origin
b. the route you followed to get to South Africa
c. the date your applied for asylum
d. the documents your received from Home Affairs throughout the process
e. the exact reasons you provided in support of your asylum application
f. the supporting documents we believe should be part of your application
At the end of the interview, a decision will to be made whether the merits of your case are strong enough to support an application for certification.
If yes, you will be provided with a quote.
Draft application for certification
After payment has been made, we will prepare a draft application.
This takes about 48 hours and includes the application form, the reasons for certification (typically 7 to 10 pages) and the relevant documents (typically 4 to 6 documents).
A copy of the draft application will be emailed to you, so that you can review it and make comments. Your comments will be taken into consideration in the final draft.
Once the application has been finalised, you will have to sign it, either in person at our office or electronically.
The application, which includes the application form, the reasons for certification and the relevant documentation, will be couriered by DHL to the Standing Committee for Refugee Affairs in Pretoria. You will then receive a proof of delivery to be attached to your personal copy of the application.
We will regularly follow up on the application and keep you posted on any issue brought to our attention by the Committee.