Admissibility procedure


Country Report: Admissibility procedure Last updated: 02/05/22


Nikola Kovačević

There is no admissibility procedure in Serbia. However, the Asylum Office may dismiss an application without examining the merits when the following grounds apply:Article 42(1) and (3) Asylum Act.

  1. The applicant comes from a First Country of Asylum;

  2. The applicant comes from a Safe Third Country;

  3. The applicant makes a Subsequent Application with no new elements.

Rules on interview, appeal and legal assistance are the same as in the Regular Procedure, with the exception of appeals against the inadmissibility of a subsequent applications which must be lodged within 8 days before the Asylum Commission.[1]

In practice, the admissibility of an application is examined during the asylum interview.

The Asylum Office dismissed 4 asylum applications as inadmissible in 2021 and in relation to 4 persons.




[1]Article 42(4) Asylum Act.

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