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Asylum claims and the Dublin regulations

Asylum claims and the Dublin regulations The Dublin procedure: guarantees that your application for asylum reaches the authority of the country responsible for examining it ensures you don’t make many applications for asylum in several countries to extend your stay in Dublin countries The Dublin procedure covers 32 countries. The ‘Dublin countries’ are: Austria Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Ireland Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Poland Portugal Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden UK As well as the 4 countries ‘associated’ with the Dublin system: Norway Iceland Switzerland Liechtenstein The Dublin procedure finds out which country will examine your application for asylum. This means you may be transferred from the UK to a different country that is responsible for your application. Until we decide which country is responsible for deciding on your application, we won’t consider your application. The Dublin procedure establishes which single country is responsible for examining your application for asylum. This means you may be transferred from this country to a different country that is responsible for examining your application. The Dublin procedure has two purposes: • to guarantee that your application for asylum will reach the authority of...

Fingerprints and Eurodac: found staying illegally in EU

  Fingerprints and Eurodac If you’re found staying illegally in an EU member state, the authorities may take your fingerprints and check them in Eurodac, the European fingerprint database. The fingerprints won’t be stored. If you’ve applied for asylum before, you may be sent back to the country you applied in. If you are found illegally staying in a ‘Dublin’ country 1), authorities may take your fingerprints and transmit them to a fingerprint database called “Eurodac”. This is only for the purpose of seeing if you have previously applied for asylum. Your fingerprint data will not be stored in the Eurodac database, but if you have previously applied for asylum in another country, you may be sent back to that country. If your fingerprints are not of a clear quality, including if you have deliberately damaged your fingers, the fingerprints may be taken again in the future. Eurodac is operated by an Agency of the European Union called eu-LISA. Your data can only be used for the purposes defined by law. Only the Eurodac Central System will receive your data. If you request asylum in the future in another Dublin country, your fingerprints will also be taken for transmission to Eurodac. The...