The eligibility of individuals for resettlement is determined by the UNHCR. Firstly, you must be recognised as a refugee by UNHCR. In addition, eligibility is assessed under the following categories: Legal and/or Physical Protection Needs, Survivors of Torture and/or Violence, Medical Needs, Women and Girls at Risk, Family Reunification, Children and Adolescents at Risk, and Lack of Foreseeable Alternative Durable Solutions.
The UNHCR assesses individual resettlement needs with the above criteria and makes recommendations regarding who should be selected. The final decision is the responsibility of the receiving country. Receiving countries may have additional admission criteria to that of the UNHCR.