Country of origin
- safe country of origin (is type of)
- (is the opposite of) country of asylum/arrival, host country; country of transit
- refugee / migrant (comes from)
- (someone who has unsuccessfully applied for) refugee status (or) asylum (is returned to)
(...) country of origin means the country or countries of nationality or, for stateless persons, of former habitual residence.
Generally, those who are found not to qualify for asylum as refugees are deported to their country of origin.
Synonyms and variants
- to leave one's country of origin
- to be displaced from one's country of origin
- to return to one's country of origin
- to be expelled, sent back, deported to one's country of origin
- to seek refuge outside one's country of origin
People without Ukrainian citizenship or the right to permanent residence – a category that could cover many international students – will not gain the right to stay in the EU, but will be helped to return to their country of origin.
The researchers found that only 5 per cent of forced migrants felt they could plausibly return home within a year, owing to concerns about persecution, compulsory military conscription, further economic hardship and a lack of public-sector services in their country of origin.
Amnesty International found that the deliberately harsh, humiliating conditions at the Australian-run detention facility were designed to pressure asylum seekers to return to their country of origin, regardless of whether or not they were refugees.