Dear Dr. X,The Embassy would like to emphasize that we consider your mail as a request for general information, and not as an application for asylum. In order to apply for asylum in X you must be in X or at the Xian border.
[did you know airlines do not fly anyone to an Xian border UNLESS proof of proper entry visa is provided?]
Refugees outside of Europe are requested to ask for protection from the UNHCR.
An application for asylum/resettlement should preferably be forwarded through the United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
We are sorry to hear about your situation. However, immigration to X has been restricted since 1975, and permit to stay is only granted under certain circumstances. The process of receiving refugees in X is primarily based on collaboration with the UNHCR and their refugee quota programme. Thus, in order to be accepted as a quota refugee, an application must be submitted and recommended by the UNHCR. Please note, however, that a recommendation from the UNHCR does not automatically result in an entry permit to X . Each case will be considered according to the criteria for selection of refugees under the annual refugee quota.
For further information please see the Xian Directorate of Immigration's web page:http://blahblah
You may alternatively be granted a work permit in X under the condition that you have been offered a job in a Xian firm. For more information on Visa procedures, please refer to http://www.blahblah
Look at this beautiful artist's view on the "other"
Saturday, July 4, 2009
This is an email response to a journalist and political activist (who happens to be a medical doctor) with a death sentence hovering over his head!