I HAVE A REALLY LATE ASYLUM INTERVIEW APPOINTMENT HERE IN GREECE. CAN I GET A SOONER INTERVIEW DATE?

Lately, the Mobile Info Team has heard of more and more people who are getting asylum interviews in 2019 or even in 2020. This is a very regrettable development. Unfortunately, in most cases there is also no possibility to ask for a sooner interview date. The Greek Asylum Service is dealing with a lot of asylum seekers arriving in Greece and is because of the financial crises understaffed and not able to process more applications. But you need to keep in mind, that the situation for asylum seekers in Greece is mostly better than if you are already granted asylum. As an asylum seeker on the mainland, you are often entitled to receive cash assistance and to get a place in a camp or an accommodation. After you are granted asylum you will at one point lose your cash assistance and the possibility to stay in a state-provided accommodation and you will have to take care of yourself. So we completely understand that it is very annoying to have a really late interview date. Still, you will until you get a decision at least receive support for your living, which you will not have after being granted an asylum status.ι