Withdrawal of protection status


Country Report: Withdrawal of protection status Last updated: 31/03/21


The grounds for withdrawal of refugee status and subsidiary protection status are similar to those listed in Articles 14 and 19 of the recast Qualification Directive.[1]

The withdrawal procedure is the same as the Cessation procedure. The Migration directorate notifies the beneficiary of international protection in writing about the start of the procedure and grounds for it and the beneficiary can present their reasons against withdrawal at a personal interview.[2] The beneficiary can file an application for judicial review against the decision before the Administrative Court in 15 days. The application has suspensive effect.[3]

No withdrawal decisions have so far been issued in the Republic of Slovenia since asylum legislation has been in force.


[1]           Article 68 IPA.

[2]           Article 69(2)-(3) IPA.

[3]           Article 70(1) and (3) IPA.

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