In the case of family asylum, the beneficiaries themselves are granted the same rights as the sponsor. However, as the refugee status originated in the grounds of the sponsor, the refugee status is of a derivative character, therefore it is not possible for persons with this kind of status to be the sponsor of further family members. The same applies to cases of temporary admission status as a refugee.
However, before the family members are included in the sponsor’s status, the SEM usually examines whether they fulfil the refugee definition on their own and are therefore granted their own original refugee status.
Family members of a person who has been granted a temporary admission status will receive the same status, if the application for family reunification is granted. If the family members arrive independently of the sponsor, they have to make their own asylum application and will receive temporary admission if those conditions are met.