Withdrawal of protection status


Country Report: Withdrawal of protection status Last updated: 30/11/20


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Refugee status is revoked where: (a) the person who has been granted refugee status has made false statements, failed to provide certain data or used false documents that were decisive for granting refugee status, and there are no other grounds for maintaining the status of refugee; or (b) after granting the refugee status it was discovered that the person should have been excluded from being a refugee.[1] Subsidiary protection is revoked under the same grounds as the refugee status,[2] the only difference being the grounds of exclusion.


The withdrawal procedure is the same as the Cessation procedure. There were no revocation cases in Bucharest, Timișoara, Galaţiin 2019.


IGI-DAI issued 7 decisions of withdrawal of protection status, of which 4 decisions of withdrawal of subsidiary protection (2 Afghanistan, 1 Syria and Lebanon) and 3 decisions of withdrawal of refugee status (2 Syria, 1 Iraq).[3]


In Rădăuţi, there was a single case of withdrawal of protection status in 2019. The case concerned a person who declared that he was a Syrian national and turned out to be from North Africa.


[1]          Article 100 Asylum Act.

[2]          Article 101 Asylum Act.

[3]          Information provided by IGI-DAI, 20 February 2020.


Table of contents

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