The Rumour: “The Asylum Service can’t consider the applications of siblings as one, if one of them is married.”
In Fact: The Greek Asylum Service (GAS) confirmed to News That Moves that if two siblings are both adults (over 18 years old), then their applications for asylum are usually examined separately, regardless of whether either sibling is married.
However, if one of the siblings is a minor, travelling together with his/her adult sibling, then both cases can be examined as one, if the adult sibling is appointed by the public prosecutor that s/he is the representative of her/his sibling. This process is usually assessed through the First Reception Service and the request is in written form.
If both siblings are minors, their applications will be examined as one or together with the rest of their family, if present.
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