First country of asylum

Bulgaria

Country Report: First country of asylum Last updated: 21/04/21

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In 2020 an amendment to the law re-arranged the approach towards the first country of asylum concept.[1]  Presently, an application can be dismissed as inadmissible where the asylum seeker has been granted and can still enjoy refugee status or other effective protection in another EU Member State.

 

National asylum legislation does not envisage the first country of asylum concept separately from, or, in addition to, the “safe third country” lists.

 

[1]       Article 15(1)(6) LAR.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation