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The purpose of European Migration Network (EMN) Glossary of terms is to enable precise and appropriate use of terms related to migration as well as provide a useful tool which leads to a better common understanding and comparison of information presented by different EU Member States. The Glossary is designed for policy makers of EU institutions and Member States as well as other specialists working in a field of migration.

Below you can find the Glossary which includes terms used in this website. More terms and definitions related to asylum and migration are available at the EMN Glossary and Thesaurus.

Application for asylum
Family reunification
Permanent residence permit
Refugee status
Return decision
Subsidiary protection
Temporary protection
Temporary residence permit
Third-country national
Third-country national found to be illegally present
Voluntary departure
Voluntary return
Work permit