Rejected asylum seeker

Counselling for rejected asylum seekers.

Although the Danish Return Agency will take over the task of return counselling to rejected asylum seekers from 1st of October 2020, DRC Danish Refugee Council staff will continue to offer our counselling services on legal matters and general guidance on all phases of the asylum procedure. We will also continue with our involvement in the Manifestly Unfounded Procedure, Dublin Legal Aid and Repatriation Counseling. DRC Danish Refugee Council's asylum department can be contacted by telephone on Tel. 3373 5000 between 9:00-16:00 (Friday 15:00) or email: advice@drc.ngo

If your asylum application in Denmark is rejected, you may have a lot of questions, thoughts and concerns about your situation. 

We can offer you counselling about returning to your home country or talk about the situation you are in as rejected asylum seeker. The conselling can be about all the practical and emotional issues related to your situation.

Counselling with us does not necessarily mean that you wish to return, just that you want counselling concerning your situation. The counselling is confidential. The Danish Refugee Council gives no information to the Danish authorities about your thoughts. 

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Contact us

You are welcome at our offices in Center Avnstrup, Center Sjælsmark or Center Kærshovedgård

You are also welcome in our office in Borgergade 6, Copenhagen. Upon request, we can arrange a translator. You can book a meeting by writing to: return.advice@drc.ngo 

Reintegration support?

Depending on the country you have to return to, a reintegration programme might be available.

Read more about reintegration support

About us

The Danish Refugee Council is an independent, humanitarian organization, and amongst other things, we have knowledge about:

  • What happens if your application for asylum is rejected and what rules apply to rejected asylum seekers

  • What kind of practical, social and/or financial support you may be able to receive, if you return to your home country

  • How you may prepare to return to your home country