Asylum FAQ

What is Asylum?

Asylum is a form of protection granted to foreign citizens or stateless persons in Armenia with rights, freedoms, and obligations arising from it. Asylum is provided through recognition of a foreign citizen or a stateless person as a refugee by the asylum authority in Armenia.

What is the procedure for Asylum-Seekers with Special Needs?

There are cases when a person is in such condition that he/she is not capable of realizing the essence and significance of the procedure of granting asylum. In such cases, asylum application is processed according to the corresponding procedure (for more information, ask the Migration Service).

Can I re-apply for asylum?

  • After a final negative decision on your asylum application (including court procedure), you can re-apply to the MS for asylum in Armenia, if:
    -new circumstances have arisen which were missing during the processing of the previous application,
    -you have new proofs, which you were not able to present during the processing of your previous application.

In the course of a new asylum procedure you have all rights and obligations set out for asylum-seekers you had during processing your first application.

Who are people of concern for UNHCR in Armenia?

• Asylum seekers
• Refugees
• Stateless persons
• Internally displaced persons

Who are internally displaced persons (IDPs)?

Internally displaced persons are persons or groups of persons who have been forced to flee or to leave their places of habitual residence as a result of or in order to avoid the effects of armed conflict within the country.