Right to compensation for participation
and to reimbursement of expenses

Any victim who takes part in the proceedings as a witness is entitled to be compensated for time spent and to be reimbursed for any expenses incurred as a result.

Compensation must be applied for in writing using the special form available from the courts.

Witnesses are entitled to between 7 and 13 euros in compensation for each trip to court. The exact amount is calculated on the basis of the distance travelled and the time spent on the journey.

APAV can help you exercise your right.