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  • BG: презаселен бежанец
  • CS: přesídlený uprchlík
  • DE: neuangesiedelter Flüchtling
  • EL: πρόσφυγας που επανεγκαθίσταται
  • EN: resettled refugee
  • ES: refugiado reasentado
  • ET: ümberasustatud pagulane
  • FI: uudelleensijoitettu pakolainen
  • FR: réfugié réinstallé
  • GA: dídeanaí athlonnaithe
  • HU: áttelepített menekült
  • IT: rifugiato reinsediato
  • LT: perkeltas pabėgėlis
  • LV: pārmitināts bēglis
  • MT: Rifuġjat(a) risistemat(a)
  • NL: uitgenodigde vluchteling (NL); hervestigde vluchteling (BE)
  • PL: przesiedlony uchodźca
  • PT: refugiado reinstalado
  • RO: refugiat relocat
  • SK: presídlená osoba / presídlený utečenec / presídlenec
  • SL: preseljeni begunec
  • SV: kvotflykting
  • NO: overføringsflyktning


  • Programme refugee
  • quota refugee
  • resettled person

Broader Term(s)

Related Term(s)


1. It is the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) that, together with the relevant authorities in the State concerned, decides which refugees should be accepted; their refugee status is established by the UNHCR and accepted by the State in advance of entering the State.
2. In some cases, national authorities assess in addition as to whether the person concerned is a refugee.
3. There are different terms used in EU Member States depending on different legal concepts. In some Member States such refugees are accepted as part of a yearly resettlement programme.
4. IE uses the term ‘programme refugee’ in a wider context than ‘resettlement’ and defines in Section 24 of the Irish Refugee Act, 1996 as follows: ‘a person to whom leave to enter and remain in the State for temporary protection or resettlement as part of a group of persons has been given by the Government’.