Withdrawal of protection status


Country Report: Withdrawal of protection status Last updated: 12/05/23


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The Asylum Act establishes specific grounds for revocation, ending or refusal to renew international protection that are assessed pursuant to the same procedural rules applicable to Cessation.

These include the cases where the beneficiary of international protection:[1]

  • Should have been or can be excluded from the right to asylum or subsidiary protection, pursuant to the exclusion clauses;[2]
  • Has distorted or omitted facts, including through the use of false documents, that were decisive for benefitting from the right to asylum or subsidiary protection;[3]
  • Represents a danger for national security;[4]
  • Having been sentenced by a final judgment for an intentional common law crime punishable with a prison term of more than three years, represents a danger for national security or for public order.[5]

Practice in this regard remains limited. According to the information provided by SEF, no such decision was adopted in 2022.




[1] Article 41(5) Asylum Act.

[2] Article 41(5)(a) Asylum Act.

[3] Article 41(5)(b) Asylum Act.

[4] Article 41(5)(c) Asylum Act.

[5] Article 41(5)(d) Asylum Act.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX I – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation