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Asylum claims and the Dublin regulations
The Dublin procedure:
The Dublin procedure covers 32 countries. The ‘Dublin countries’ are:
As well as the 4 countries ‘associated’ with the Dublin system:
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 the country responsible for examining it; • to ensure that you do not make multiple applications for asylum in several countries with the aim of extending your stay in the Dublin countries. Until it has been decided which country is responsible for deciding on your application, the authorities here will not consider the detail of your application.
We will determine which country is responsible through a process established by a European Union law known as the ‘Dublin’ Regulation. This process is called the ‘Dublin procedure’.