You cannot choose what country will examine your appli­ca­tion for asylum (the Dublin Regu­la­tion)

The rules in the Dublin Regulation determine which EU country is to consider an asylum application.

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.

There are four brochures that inform you about different parts of the Dublin Regulation:

"Fingerprints and Eurodac"

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

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?"

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"

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