Country Report: Procedures Last updated: 10/07/24


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Since 2016, the Swedish 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
2022 2023
Track 1 – Presumed positive outcome 1,319 1,192
Track 2 – Presumed negative outcome 9,031 7,484
Track 3 – Delayed case processing 23 6
Track 4A – Accelerated procedure 483 342
Track 4B – Safe country origin 1,880 1,223
Track 5A – Dublin procedure 1,420 1112
Track 5B and 5C – Admissibility procedure 216


“Unknown” 2,366 1,017
Total 16,738 12,502

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