Membership with APNOR is open to all civil society organisations and individuals committed to advocating for the rights of refugees and other people in need of protection in the Asia Pacific region. This includes civil society organisations and individuals based outside of the Asia Pacific region. Membership is not open to governmental, inter-governmental, para-governmental and para-military bodies; national human rights institutions; or members of the media. It is also not open to individuals who work for these organisations/bodies.
Asia Pacific Network of Refugees (APNOR) is the only region-wide refugee-led network of refugee-led initiatives in the Asia Pacific region that is working with and for refugees. APNOR was established in 2018, on the recommendation of Asia Pacific Summit of Refugees (APSOR).