Interview in the context of Dublin
If there are indications that Belgium is not responsible for the examination of the application, an interview will take place in the context of Dublin.
The employee responsible for conducting the interview will first collect data on the applicant's identity, civil status, family composition, itinerary to Belgium, etc.
Next, all information needed to determine which Member State may be responsible for examining the application is also collected.
Interview on the first application
When it is the first application and there is no indication that another Member State could be responsible for examining the application, the employee who will conduct the interview will first collect - as in the case of a "Dublin" interview - information relating to the identity, civil status, family composition, itinerary to Belgium, etc.
In addition, the employee will go over a CGRS questionnaire with the applicant and note the applicant's responses.
Interview on a subsequent application
If the applicant has already been the subject of an international protection procedure in Belgium, the employee who will conduct the interview will not ask questions about the initial flight motives, but about the new elements that significantly increase the likelihood that the applicant will qualify for international protection, as well as the reasons why the applicant was not able to present these elements earlier. The applicant will need to demonstrate why he believes that, based on these new elements, he does qualify for international protection status. Unlike the first application, a new interview at the CGRS will not automatically be arranged after the IO interview. The Commissioner General will first have to judge on the admissibility of the application and may base this on the statements made by the applicant during the interview at the IO.