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.
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. The beneficiary can file an application for judicial review against the decision before the Administrative Court in 15 days. The application has suspensive effect.
Two withdrawn decisions were issued in 2021 – out of which one person gave up their status.
 Article 68 IPA.
 Article 69(2)-(3) IPA.
 Article 70(1) and (3) IPA.
 Official statistics provided by the Migration Directorate, March 2022.