Procedures applied in Sweden:
Since 2016, the Migration Agency implements a “tracks” policy whereby asylum seekers are channelled to a specific procedure depending on the circumstances of their case. Beyond the regular asylum procedure (“Tracks 1 and 2”), the policy foresees specific tracks for manifestly unfounded cases (track 4A) or cases coming from low-recognition-rate countries (“Track 4B”), Dublin cases (“Track 5A”) and inadmissibility cases (“Track 5B” and “Track 5C”).
|Applications for international protection by track|
|Track 1 – Presumed positive outcome||841||897|
|Track 2 – Presumed negative outcome||6,662||6,204|
|Track 3 – Delayed case processing||40||34|
|Track 4A – Accelerated procedure||105||343|
|Track 4B – Safe country origin||2,810||1,605|
|Track 5A – Dublin procedure||1,155||1,017|
|Track 5B and 5C – Admissibility procedure||292 (Track 5B) and 6 (Tack 5C)||298 (Track 5B) and 1 (Track 5C)|
Source: Swedish Migration Agency – Statistical Unit.
While Sweden has transposed the recast Asylum Procedures Directive, it should be noted that these tracks do 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.