Country Report: Procedures Last updated: 30/04/24


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Since March 2016, the IND has implemented a “Five Tracks” policy whereby asylum seekers are channelled to a specific procedure depending on the circumstances of their case. Beyond the regular asylum procedure (“Track 4”), the policy foresees specific tracks for manifestly well-founded cases (“Tracks 3 and 5”), applicants coming from a safe country of origin or receiving protection in another Member State (“Track 2”) and Dublin cases (“Track 1”).


While the Netherlands has transposed the recast Asylum Procedures Directive, it should be noted that the “Five Tracks” policy does not fully follow the structure of the Directive in terms of regular procedure, prioritised procedure and accelerated procedure. The different sections below refer to the applicable track in each case.


C. Procedures contains sections on:

  1. Regular procedure
  2. Dublin procedure
  3. Admissibility procedure
  4. Border procedure
  5. Accelerated 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