Country Report: Procedures Last updated: 19/04/23


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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
2021 2022
Track 1 – Presumed positive outcome 897 1,319
Track 2 – Presumed negative outcome 6,204 9,031
Track 3 – Delayed case processing 34 23
Track 4A – Accelerated procedure 343 483
Track 4B – Safe country origin 1,605 1,880
Track 5A – Dublin procedure 1,017 1,420
Track 5B and 5C – Admissibility procedure 210 (Track 5B) and 6 (Track 5C) 216
“Unknown” 1,029 2,366
Total 11,428 16,738

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.

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