Migration and Home Affairs

returnee

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Definition(s)

A person going from a host country back to a country of origin , country of nationality or habitual residence usually after spending a significant period of time in the host country whether voluntary or forced, assisted or spontaneous.

Source(s)

EMN: Assisted Return and Migration Study, 2011

Translations

  • BG: върнат
  • CS: navracený cizinec
  • DE: Rückkehrer
  • EL: επαναπατριζόμενος
  • EN: returnee
  • ES: extranjero retornado
  • ET: tagasipöörduja
  • FI: paluumuuttaja / palaaja, (pakko)palautettava
  • FR: personne éloignée (retour forcé) / personne retournée (retour volontaire ou spontané)
  • GA: imirceach fillteach
  • HU: hazatérő / visszatérő
  • IT: persona che compie ritorno
  • LT: grįžtantysis / grąžinamasis
  • LV: izraidāmais
  • MT: Migrant(a) ritornat(a)
  • NL: terugkeerder
  • PL: osoba powracająca
  • PT: retornado
  • RO: returnat
  • SK: navrátilec
  • SL: oseba, ki je predmet vračanja
  • SV: återvändare
  • NO: den personen som vender hjem (b); den personen som vender heim (n)

Related Term(s)

Note(s)

The definition covers all categories of migrants (persons who have resided legally in a country as well as failed asylum seekers) and different ways the return is implemented (e.g. voluntary, forced, assisted and spontaneous). It does not cover stays shorter than three months (such as holiday visits or business meetings and other visits typically considered to be for a period of time of less than three months).