Refugee Status Determination (RSD) interview is one part in the case processing in UNHCR to determine whether you will be granted international protection as a refugee or not. Based on the Indonesian Presidential Regulation No. 125 of 2016, there is no different in protection treatment between asylum-seeker and refugee in Indonesia. In line with the Regulation, not everyone registered with UNHCR will automatically go through RSD interview. Asylum-seekers will be notified for RSD interview when there is an opportunity of comprehensive solution or when the Office needs more information on certain aspects of your claim. In the meantime, asylum-seekers are considered the same with refugees on all other aspects. Our staff will reach out to you when you are scheduled for RSD interview.
Information for refugees on remote RSD procedures during COVID 19
With the aim to protect the health of refugees and UNHCR staff, and in line with social distancing requirements established by the Government of Indonesia, most UNHCR services will continue being carried out remotely by telephone.
- UNHCR premises are currently not open and most RSD activities will be carried out remotely by telephone;
- To ensure social distancing, only applicants with appointments will be attended when the premises reopen;
- Once our premises reopen, and in very exceptional circumstances, will refugees be invited to approach the UNHCR Office by appointment only. The number of daily appointments is calculated to comply with the rules.