What happens to asylum seekers whose application is rejected?

If an asylum application is rejected, and the individual does not have any other legal ground for staying, they must leave the country. If they refuse to do so, the State can return them to their country if a repatriation agreement is in place between the host country and the country of origin.

How rejected asylum seekers are accommodated varies greatly. In Denmark, rejected asylum seekers are moved to specific departure centres until they leave the country. However, in some countries, those whose asylum application has been rejected also lose the right to accommodation and are often faced with living on the streets until their departure.