Withdrawal of protection status


Country Report: Withdrawal of protection status Last updated: 31/05/23


Felicia Nica

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There were two in Timișoara, of which in one case the court maintained the form of protection and in one the protection was revoked. Two in Galaţi and in both cases the international protection was maintained. In Bucharest, the director stated there were three cases of withdrawal.

IGI-DAI issued six decisions of withdrawal of protection status (Syria, Afghnistan) in 2022.[3]




[1] Article 100 Asylum Act.

[2] Article 101 Asylum Act.

[3] Information provided by IGI-DAI, 22 February 2023.

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