You should only make a claim for asylum also known as – international protection if you fear return to your country of origin/ nationality.
To be recognised as a refugee under the 1951 United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, you must have left your country and be unable to go back because you have a well-founded fear of persecution based on one of the following reasons:
- Political opinion
- Membership of a particular social group e.g. your gender, sexual orientation