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Greece: Information on identity documents issued to refugee claimants from 1992 to 1994, particularly on the "card of refugee claim"; on the card's purpose and significance; on whether the card grants any rights to the holder, on whether the holder may exit and re-enter Greece, on whether it is also called "Adeia Paramonis" or a travel document that is issued according to the provisions of the 1951 UN Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1954 Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 August 1995
Citation / Document Symbol GRC21020.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Greece: Information on identity documents issued to refugee claimants from 1992 to 1994, particularly on the "card of refugee claim"; on the card's purpose and significance; on whether the card grants any rights to the holder, on whether the holder may exit and re-enter Greece, on whether it is also called "Adeia Paramonis" or a travel document that is issued according to the provisions of the 1951 UN Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1954 Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons, 1 August 1995, GRC21020.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ac9c58.html [accessed 16 September 2014]
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According to the last paragraph of page two of the attachment, asylum claimants are issued temporary residence permits by the Greek government that are valid for two to six months (UNHCR). It is unclear whether these temporary residence permits are the adeia paramonis (permission to stay) that are mentioned in Response to Information Request 17497.E of 9 June 1994. Information on the "card of refugee claim" could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Reference

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). n.d. Greece: DIP/RBE Legal Factsheet on Asylum Procedures. (UNHCR Infobase)

Attachment

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). n.d. Greece: DIP/RBE Legal Factsheeet on Asylum Procedures. (UNHCR Infobase), pp. 1-4.

Other Sources Consulted

DIRB country file on Greece.

Foreign diplomatic representatives in Canada.

Other oral sources.

Tolley's Immigration and Nationality Law and Practice [Croydon, United Kingdom]. Quarterly.

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