If you are reading this guide then you are in Italy and you have applied for or you are considering applying for international protection. Here you will find information on how to access the international protection procedure, criteria applied in the assessment of your application and your rights and duties. Read it carefully, keep it and consult it whenever necessary. It will help you to understand what is happening at every step of the procedure. If you find some parts unclear, request further information and explanation from legal operators at your reception centre or refugee protection associations. You will find useful addresses and numbers at the end of this guide.