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Asylum seekers are persons who file an application for asylum in a country other than their own. They remain in the status of asylum-seeker until their application is considered and adjudicated.

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
Foreigners seeking asylum
Repatriating asylum- seekers

Statistical Theme: Demographic and population statistics - Migration statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Thursday, April 24, 2003