Refugee status in another EU Member State

Applicants who have been granted refugee status in another European Union Member State are deemed not to need protection. This is because all EU Member States are subject to the European Convention on Human Rights and the EU acquis, which includes the common European asylum system, which guarantees both the fundamental and social rights of recognised refugees and the principle of non-refoulement.

The presumption of protection is refutable. During the personal interview the applicant can provide proof that they can no longer count on the protection they were granted.

The Commissioner General individually examines the content of each request from applicants who may already have refugee status in another EU Member State.

When studying the case, the Commissioner General takes into account the general situation and the personal circumstances of the applicant.

Information about the asylum procedure, tailored to the asylum seeker, can be found at :