Asylum Procedure


Country Report: Asylum Procedure Last updated: 10/07/24


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The Chapter: Asylum Procedure in Greece contains sections on:

A. General

  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

B. Access to the procedure and registration

  1. Access to the territory and push backs
  2. Reception and identification procedure
  3. Registration of the asylum application

C. Procedures

  1. Regular procedure
  2. Dublin
  3. Admissibility procedure
  4. Border procedure (border and transit zones)
  5. Fast-track border procedure (Eastern Aegean islands)
  6. Accelerated procedure

D. Guarantees for vulnerable groups

  1. Identification
  2. Special procedural guarantees
  3. Use of medical reports
  4. Legal representation of unaccompanied children

E. Subsequent applications

F. The safe country concepts

  1. Safe third country
  2. First country of asylum
  3. Safe country of origin

G. Information for asylum seekers and access to NGOs and UNHCR

  1. Provision of information on the procedure
  2. Access to NGOs and UNHCR

H. Differential treatment of specific nationalities in the 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