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French Equivalent: Etrangers demandeurs d'asile

Foreigners seeking asylum is a category that encompasses both persons who are allowed to file an application for asylum (asylum-seekers proper) and those who do not enter the asylum adjudication system formally but are nevertheless granted the permission to stay until they can return safely to their countries of origin (that is to say, they become foreigners granted temporary protected status).

Source Publication:
Recommendations on Statistics of International Migration, Revision 1, Statistical Papers, Series M, No. 58, United Nations, New York, 1998, Glossary.

Cross References:
Foreigners admitted for humanitarian reasons (other than asylum proper or temporary protection)
Foreigners granted temporary protected status

Statistical Theme: Demographic and population statistics - Migration statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, April 28, 2003