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Is it safe to enter the consulate/embassy of the country I escaped from as a refugee?

Is it safe for me to enter the consulate/embassy of my country? Note that I'm a "criminal" in my own country. In general, no. Canada cannot protect you from your country of origin while ...
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Pakistani wanted for a crime wants asylum in Austria

Austria does have a bilateral extradition treaty with Pakistan. So the likely answer is yes, they would probably send him back (and not just deport him, but put him in shackles and send him back as a ...
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Is it safe to enter the consulate/embassy of the country I escaped from as a refugee?

Depends on the country in question, and possibly also on the crime. If the country is prepared to abide by norms of civilized conduct, it should be safe. Cases like the Kashoggi murder were shocking ...
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Dublin Regulation - is there a way we can stay in Germany?

You really need a lawyer to deal with this. The best solution to know about your options and find a lawyer is to approach a refugee support group like the ones mentioned by Zach. As far as your ...
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What steps can I take to go to Thailand as a refugee fleeing Myanmar?

The Thai government is set to open two temporary refugee camps in Ranong and Chumpon. These are two cities on the southern end of the Myanmar-Thai border. According to Thai news outlet the Thaiger: ...
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A Palestinian trying to escape and get refugee status

The immediate choice would be Jordan. If your life is in danger from the state itself then Jordan can not refuse refugee status to you, that's the convention. You need to convince them of this, ...
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Can refugees who have obtained Dutch citizenship lose it?

As far as I know, there aren't and that's not because the Netherlands is especially generous with its citizenship (it isn't). In fact, in the Netherlands, the conditions for a refugee to become a ...
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Refugee status for a South African citizen

I suspect that her chance of being accepted as a refugee is low. To qualify as a refugee, she would have to demonstrate "a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, ...
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How to have a foreign diploma recognized in France?

To request the certificate of equivalence, you and your friend have to follow this link (preferably not using Firefox, which makes the website buggy). He will have to give his identity and an email ...
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Is there a process for reversing refugee status once no longer necessary?

As a refugee, you don't really need anything to be reversed. You can simply approach a consulate from your country of origin, apply for a new passport and go there. You will de facto lose your status ...
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What are the Red card requirements for Venezuelans?

To request international protection in Spain an asylum seeker must present a formal application to the competent authorities. There are two main ways to apply for asylum: in the Spanish territory or ...
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Can a teenage runaway get refugee status or migrate?

If you are not a US citizen, it is unlikely that the United States would interfere with parental or custody decisions made by other governments. As you are in the United Arab Emirates, it does have ...
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Explain the Surinder Singh route

This is the UK government webpage https://www.gov.uk/family-permit/surinder-singh As neither of you can speak German and you are apparently planning to only pause your studies in the UK I suspect ...
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Can refugees work and live in the country they flee to?

Most countries (if not all) allow refugees to stay, work, and establish a home, though not necessarily with the same rights as citizens. The Hague Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees of ...
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Student Visa - Refugee

In applying for a student visa to Canada, you will need to detail your travel and immigration history, including your time in Brazil, and that you applied for and were granted refugee status. You may ...
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Would an Israeli national be able to claim refugee status if they were already abroad when the latest war started?

eu In the EU, they would be able to make the claim and have it evaluated. A negative decision could then be appealed in court. Note that there are currently many migrants in Europe whose claim for ...
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What happens paperwork wise when you are granted asylum in Canada? Is there a certificate?

According to https://irb.gc.ca/en/applying-refugee-protection/Pages/index5.aspx, when a decision is made on a refugee protection claim, the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) will send a written Notice ...
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Can I enter Ireland and work, using my German-issued refugee document?

Your refugee travel document, also called Convention 1951 document, issued by Germany does allow you to enter Ireland, but only for a visit, not to work. The Republic of Ireland Naturalisation and ...
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How can I move to the UK with my child and non-EU/EEA wife?

For your wife to move with you to the UK, she will need a ‘family of a settled person’ visa. You may wonder whether she qualifies for this visa because you are not now resident in the UK. On the ...
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Refugee travel document as identity document

Immigration authorities in Romania told me that I have the same rights and obligations as Romanian citizens A kind sincere sentiment, but not practically true. Obviously you are expected to obey the ...
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