You cannot choose the country where your application for asylum is examined (the Dublin Regulation)

According to the Dublin Regulation, a person who flees to Europe must seek protection in the first safe country that he or she comes to.

When you apply for asylum in Sweden, the Migration Agency begins by investigating whether it is Sweden or another EU country that is responsible for handling your application for asylum. If you have received a visa to enter another EU country, have certain types of residence permit in another EU country, or have applied for international protection (asylum) in another EU country on your way to Sweden, you may need to go back to that EU country. These rules can be found in the Dublin Regulation.  

The Dublin Regulation was changed on 1 January 2014. Below is information on where you can read more about the rules that apply to those who applied for asylum in Sweden after 1 January 2014. There are four brochures that inform you about different parts of the Dublin Regulation.

General information about the Dublin Regulation (only in Swedish)

The Dublin Regulation after 1 January 2014

Information for those who applied for asylum after 1 January 2014.

"Fingerprints and Eurodac"

ArabicPDF
EnglishPDF
FrenchPDF
PersianPDF
PashtoPDF
RussianPDF
SomaliPDF
SwedishPDF
TigrinyaPDF

"I have asked for asylum in the EU – which country will handle my claim?"

ArabicPDF
EnglishPDF
FrenchPDF
PersianPDF
PashtoPDF
RussianPDF
SomaliPDF
SwedishPDF
TigrinyaPDF

Please note: On page six it says “another Dublin country”. This means the external border of the EU, that is, the first EU country that you travelled through.

"I'm in the Dublin procedure – what does this mean?"

ArabicPDF
EnglishPDF
FrenchPDF
PersianPDF
PashtoPDF
RyssianPDF
SomaliPDF
SwedishPDF
TigrinyaPDF

Please note: In paragraph four on page seven it says “another Dublin country”. This means the external border of the EU, that is, the first EU country that you travelled through.

"Children asking for international protection"

ArabicPDF
EnglishPDF
FrenchPDF
PersianPDF
PashtoPDF
RussianPDF
SomaliPDF
SwedishPDF
TigrinyaPDF

Last updated: 2017-11-09

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