Withdrawal of protection status


Country Report: Withdrawal of protection status Last updated: 11/01/22



Withdrawal (“cancellation”) of international protection status is governed by Article 86 LFIP. The law provides that status shall be withdrawn where a beneficiary: (a) by way of false documents, fraud, deceit, or withholding facts, was granted protection; or (b) should have been excluded from international protection.[1]

While LFIP does not expressly provide the same level of guarantees in withdrawal procedures as in Cessation, as it makes no reference to a right of the beneficiary to present his or her observations,[2] the possibility to submit oral or written observations “within a reasonable period” is provided in the RFIP.[3] The remaining rules and procedures are the same as in Cessation.



[1]        Article 86(1) LFIP.

[2]        Article 86(2) LFIP.

[3]        Article 98(1) RFIP.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of main changes since the previous report update
  • Introduction to the asylum context in Turkey
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • Temporary Protection Regime
  • Content of Temporary Protection