Admissibility procedure


Country Report: Admissibility procedure Last updated: 10/07/24


Nikola Kovačević

There is no admissibility procedure in Serbia. However, the Asylum Office may dismiss an application without examining the merits when one of the following grounds applies:[1]

  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 application which must be lodged within 8 days before the Asylum Commission.[2]

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(1) and (3) Asylum Act.

[2] 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