Differential treatment of specific nationalities in the procedure


Country Report: Differential treatment of specific nationalities in the procedure Last updated: 18/03/21


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In general, applications from asylum seekers from “safe countries of origin” are considered manifestly unfounded and subject to an Accelerated Procedure (“Track 2”). However, in policy rules exceptions are being made with regard to certain groups, like LGBTI asylum seekers. The safe countries of origin are listed in the section on Safe Country of Origin.


Due to an increase of asylum applications of Moldavian nationals the State Secretary of Justice & Security announced specific policy changes towards their application.[1] Moldavia is not considered to be a safe country of origin according to the State Secretary of Justice & Security. Nevertheless, the State Secretary announced in December 2019 that Moldavian nationals will be assessed in track 4 (general asylum procedure) with a priority and in less days (more steps in one day). Furthermore, the reception facilities are limited for this group of nationals. They are housed as a group in more modest facilities with limited resources. They do not receive a financial allowance, but they receive benefits in kind such as food and goods for personal hygiene.



[1]State Secretary of Justice & Security, “Kamerbrief over maatregelen hoge instroom van Moldaviërs”, 16 December 2019, available in Dutch at: https://bit.ly/31mXolc .

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