Official Concept and Definition

Citizens Departing to Seek Asylum Refugees. Foreign persons granted refugee status either at the time of admission or before admission.


This category therefore includes foreign persons granted refugee status while abroad and entering to be resettled in the receiving country as well as persons granted refugee status on a group basis upon arrival in the country. In some cases, refugee status may be granted when the persons involved are still in their country of origin through "in-country processing" of requests for asylum. Refugee status may be granted on the basis of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1967 Protocol, other pertinent regional instruments, of humanitarian considerations.

PSS Agency BI (Identified by the Interagency Committee on Migration Statistics (IACMS) as possible agency/agencies that can provide information on the concept/s)

Annex 2 D.16 of Strategies for Developing Statistics on the International Migration of Workers (Joint UN ECE-EUROSTAT);

Indicators / Statistics Being Generated Not applicable
PSA Board Resolution PSA Board Resolution No. 08 Series of 2017
Statistical Domain Demographic and social statistics
Statistical Activity Population and migration

Official Concepts and Definitions



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