Types of procedures


Country Report: Types of procedures Last updated: 19/04/23


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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
2020 2021
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)
“Unknown” 1,102 1,029
Total 12,991 11,428

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.

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