Who takes the decision on my case and when?

The Spanish government is the sole authority with jurisdiction over asylum and refuge. Your case will be decided by Spain’s Ministry of the Interior, on the initiative of the Inter-Ministerial Committee for Asylum and Refuge (CIAR).

Once your application has been accepted for processing, a decision on it ought to be reached within a maximum period of six months. However, the process usually lasts longer. If there is a delay, the authorities must inform you of the reason. Remember that you are entitled to consult your file.