Migrants on mainland Greece pre-registered

2 August 2016
684 Views

The pre-registration of thousands of migrants stranded on the Greek mainland, a process that gives them access to the country’s asylum procedure, has been completed, authorities said Monday.

Meanwhile, individuals who have found temporary shelter on the eastern Aegean islands are expected to complete their registration by mid-August, Greece’s Asylum Service said.

A total of 20,100 migrants registered between June 9, when the European Union-funded scheme was established, and July 9, according to official data. A 56 percent majority of them were men. The number includes 690 unaccompanied minors, most of them from Afghanistan.

Once they complete the process, individuals are granted the temporary right to remain in Greece and access to basic health and education services.

Those who have completed registration will receive a text message on their cell phone informing them of a date and location for their next meeting with Asylum Service officials at which they can submit their request for relocation to another EU state or reuniting with their family elsewhere.

A small number who have not yet pre-registered are invited to do so via Skype.

A total of 57,115 migrants and asylum seekers are currently in Greece, according to fresh data provided by the government Monday. Of these, an estimated 9,399 are on the eastern Aegean islands.

You may be interested

Two Greek islands in best-hidden of the Mediterranean: Telegraph
GREECE
shares32 views
GREECE
shares32 views

Two Greek islands in best-hidden of the Mediterranean: Telegraph

Panos - Jun 18, 2021

British media outlet Telegraph included the Greek islands of Karpathos and Alonissos in its top 20 holiday destinations in the…

Coronavirus Greece: 519 new cases, 321 intubated, 16 deaths
GREECE
shares33 views
GREECE
shares33 views

Coronavirus Greece: 519 new cases, 321 intubated, 16 deaths

Panos - Jun 18, 2021

Greece announced that the new laboratory-confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in the last 24 hours are 519, of which 2…

Greece: Caroline was murdered by her husband!
GREECE
shares21 views
GREECE
shares21 views

Greece: Caroline was murdered by her husband!

Panos - Jun 18, 2021

Charalambos Anagnostopoulos, the husband of 20-year-old Caroline Krauts, is according to the information available to the police her killer. The…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.