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Migration and Home Affairs


Person recognised as a refugee, by a State or the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), on the basis of objective criteria related to the circumstances in their country of origin, which justify a presumption that they meet the criteria of the applicable refugee definition.


UNHCR Master Glossary of Terms


  • BG: no translation
  • CS: uprchlík prima facie
  • DE: Prima-Facie Flüchtling
  • EL: εκ πρώτης όψεως πρόσφυγας
  • EN: prima facie refugee
  • ES: refugiado (prima facie)
  • ET: prima facie pagulane
  • FI: prima facie -pakolainen
  • FR: réfugié prima facie
  • GA: dídeanaí prima facie
  • HU: prima facie elismert menekült
  • IT: rifugiato prima facie
  • LT: prima facie pabėgėlis
  • LV: prima facie bēglis
  • MT: Rifuġjat(a) prima facie
  • NL: prima facie vluchteling
  • PL: uchodźca prima facie
  • PT: refugiado prima facie
  • RO: refugiat prima facie
  • SK: utečenec prima facie
  • SL: prima facie begunec
  • SV: prima facie-flykting
  • NO: prima facie-flyktning
  • KA: პრიმა ფაციე (prima facie/"ერთი შეხედვით") ლტოლვილი
  • UK: біженець prima facie

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This term refers to a more theoretical concept and is often not applied.