Country Report: General Last updated: 09/05/24


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A. General contains sections on:

  1. Flow chart of the procedure
  2. Types of procedures
  3. List of authorities intervening in each stage of the procedure
  4. Number of staff and nature of the first instance authority
  5. Short overview of the asylum procedure


Although an accelerated procedure was foreseen in national legislation for many years, in practice it had never been used. In 2018, in view of the significant rise in asylum applications there were discussions on implementing the accelerated procedure and in 2019, for the first time, a Ministerial Decision was issued determining Georgia as a safe country of origin.  From then on the accelerated procedure is being piloted for Georgian nationals and a wider adoption is likely to take place in mid-2020.

Prioritised examination of well-founded cases, as well as fast-track processing, is carried out within the regular procedure.

Table of contents

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