Withdrawal of protection status


Country Report: Withdrawal of protection status Last updated: 31/05/22


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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 2-3 revocation cases in Bucharest, 2 in Timișoara, 4 in Galaţi and 2 in Radauti and 1 in Giurgiu in 2021.

ASSOC and JRS representatives in Şomcuta Mare reported the case of an unaccompanied child from Syria whose international protection was withdrawn. In Bucharest a single case of withdrawal of protection status of unaccompanied minor child reported. The case is still pending before the domestic court.

IGI-DAI issued 15 decisions of withdrawal of protection status (Syria, Iraq) in 2021.[3]




[1] Article 100 Asylum Act.

[2] Article 101 Asylum Act.

[3] Information provided by IGI-DAI, 10 March 2022.

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