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Migration and Home Affairs

secondary movement of migrants


The movement of migrants , including refugees and asylum seekers , who for different reasons move from the country in which they first arrived to seek protection or permanent resettlement elsewhere.


Derived by EMN from UNHCR Executive Committee (ExCom): Conclusion No 58 (1989)


  • BG: вторично движение на мигранти
  • CS: druhotný pohyb migrantů
  • DE: Sekundärmigration
  • EL: δευτερογενής μετακίνηση μεταναστών
  • EN: secondary movement of migrants
  • ES: movimientos migratoris secundarios
  • ET: sisserändajate teisene (riikidevaheline) liikumine
  • FI: maahanmuuttajien toissijainen siirtyminen
  • FR: mouvement secondaire de migrants
  • GA: athghluaiseacht imirceach
  • HU: másodlagos migrációs mozgás
  • IT: movimento secondario di migranti
  • LT: antrinis migrantų judėjimas (EU acquis); migrantų pakartotinis judėjimas
  • LV: migrantu tālāka pārvietošanās
  • MT: Moviment sekondarju ta’ migranti
  • NL: secundaire migratiestroom
  • PL: wtórny przepływ migrantów
  • PT: movimento secundário de migrantes
  • RO: mişcare secundară a migranţilor
  • SK: sekundárny pohyb migrantov
  • SL: sekundarno gibanje migrantov
  • SV: sekundär migration
  • NO: sekundærflytting


  • irregular secondary movement of migrants
  • secondary migrant
  • secondary movement of asylum seekers and refugees

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Narrower Term(s)


This movement is without the prior consent of the national authorities, without an entry visa, or with no or insufficient documentation normally required for travel purposes, or with false or fraudulent documentation.