Who are migrants?

At Migration Yorkshire, we use the term 'migrants' to refer to people with a wide range of different types of status, including:

  • refugees
  • asylum seekers
  • refused asylum seekers
  • trafficked persons
  • undocumented migrants
  • migrant workers
  • family migrants
  • international students

If you'd like to find out more about what we mean by these terms mean, and about the many different 'types' of migrants in the UK, use the link at the bottom of this page to download our easy-to-use guide, which includes a diagram and definitions. The types of migrants included in the guide are those which either currently exist or are planned under new immigration rules.

This is intended to be an easy-to-use guide, rather than an entirely accurate representation of immigration law. This is a fast changing policy and legislative environment, and information can quickly become out of date. This information should be checked with an expert if in doubt.

Integration up North logoThis guide was produced by our Integration up North project.

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