Collective protection and application for individual protection

You may request to have your application for protection assessed individually at any time. If you are eligible for collective protection, your application for ordinary protection will be withdrawn, as we have assessed your need for protection and granted you collective protection. You will receive information about how to apply for individual assessment of your application either when the collective protection scheme comes to an end or three years after you were granted collective protection. You will be given a deadline for notifying the immigration authorities that you wish to have your application processed individually. You will be notified well in advance of the deadline.