The procedure

In Belgium, victims of trafficking can benefit from special support and protection (Loi sur l’accès au territoire, le séjour, l’établissement et l’éloignement des étrangers, 1980).

Three steps

This procedure consists in three different steps.

  1. the humanitarian aspect: reception and support to facilitate integration in Belgium.
  2. the administrative aspect: steps to possibly obtain an illimited residence permit in Belgium.
  3. the judiciary aspect: judiciary procedure during which perpetrators may be prosecuted / convicted. Being recognized as a victim of trafficking leads to the possibility of claiming compensation for the harm suffered.

To access this procedure, the victim must meet three conditions:

  1. to no longer be in touch with perpetrators
  2. to be supported by a reception centre for victims of trafficking.
  3. to collaborate with the relevant authorities.

Only about ten children benefit from this procedure every year: many victims are not identified as such or do not meet the above conditions.

In case of suspicion, contact one of the three specialized centers for victims of human trafficking.

  1. PAG-ASA: Rue des Alexiens, 16 1000 Brussels Tel. 02 511 64 642.
  2. Sürya: Rue Rouveroy 2 4000 Liège Tel. 04 232 40 303.
  3. Payoke: Leguit 4 2000 Antwerp Tel. 03 201 16 90


Esperanto: Tel. 0473 40 00 66

Shelter for minors victims of human trafficking (Wallonia)

Minor-Ndako: Tel. 02.503.56.29

Reception centre for unaccompanied foreign minors, including victims of trafficking (Flanders)

Need information on the care (psychological, social, legal) of unaccompanied foreign minors?

Guardianship Service – 078 15 43 24

To report an unaccompanied foreign minor (7 days a week, 24 hours a day)

For information on his care (psychological, social, legal) (from 9:00 to 17:00)

Helpdesk Caritas

+32 472 72 03 58

Monday: 10h-12h

Tuesday: 18h -20h

Thursday: 13h-15h