SIRIUS -Legal Assistance in the Return Process for Third-Country Nationals


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Project period:

1. 10. 2016– 30. 9. 2017


Project SIRIUS, registration no. AMIF/10/03, is financed in framework of national program of Asylum, migration and integration fund (AMIF) and the budget of the Ministry of Interior of the  Czech Republic.

Organization for Aid to Refugees (OPU) and Counselling Centre for Integration (PPI) provides counselling in the framework of project SIRIUS.

About project SIRIUS:

The project SIRIUS (Support-Information-Return-Immigration-Undocumented-Security) provides information and free and qualified legal assistance in the return process for third-country nationals that are not (or no longer) complying with conditions required for entering or staying on the Czech territory and at the same time for applicants of international protection who are in facilities for detention of foreigners. The project raises awareness about the possibility to return voluntarily and ensures better efficiency of returns in general, which helps to an effective control of migration flow and to execute, strengthen and develop common asylum policy and common migration policy while fully respecting rights and principles of the European Charter of Fundamental Rights. It is ensured through general and qualified counselling, which is provided by professionals in a given field. The target group is given help not only in detention facilities (in Bělá Jezová, Drahonice a Vyšní Lhoty), but also in Prague, Brno, Pilsen and Ústí nad Labem.


  • general counselling in relation to a forced return
  • counselling during the return process
  • legal counselling in relation to the decision on administrative expulsion, decision on the obligation to leave the country, decision on administrative detention
  • legal counselling for asylum seekers in facilities for detention of foreigners
  • communication and dealing with competent authorities
  • preparation of lawsuits, appeals and other legal actions
  • consultations and possible solutions of related problems
  • in case of need we can secure the help of a psychologist or interpreter


  • third country nationals, who do not meet the conditions for entry or stay in the country (anymore), who were issued a decision on the obligation to leave the country, on administrative expulsion or on resettlement
  • foreigners in the facilities for detention of foreigners in Bělá-Jezová, Drahonice and Vyšní Lhoty
  • also to specifically vulnerable groups of foreigners – victims of torture, SGBV or human trafficking, single-parent mothers with children, unaccompanied children and severely ill persons


  • After previous arrangement:
    • Office of OPU Praha – Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 – 16:00
    • Office of OPU Brno– Monday and Tuesday 9:00 – 16:00
    • Office of OPU Plzeň – Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 – 16:00
    • Office of PPI Ústí nad Labem – Monday and Tuesday 10:00 – 15:00
  • Facility for Detention of Foreigners Bělá-Jezová – every Tuesday and Thursday
  • Facility for Detention of Foreigners Drahonice– every Monday and Wednesday
  • Facility for Detention of Foreigners Vyšní Lhoty – every Tuesday and Thursday


All services including interpretation are provided free of charge





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