Asylum seeker

An asylum seeker is someone who left their country of origin and is requesting protection by filing an application for international protection. No final decision has yet been taken by the potential host country, i.e. it has not been established yet whether the asylum seeker meets the condition required for obtaining refugee status or subsidiary protection status. Consequently, not every asylum seeker is recognized as a refugee at the end of the procedure, but every refugee was initially an asylum seeker.