Asylum gives an overview about the chances of asylum cases worldwide. was found to help lawyers and other accredited representatives worldwide prepare the best asylum cases they can. It contains a first aid part for refugees. A questionaire might be helpful to prepare your personal asylum case before the first interview. Besides it contains a big database with useful documents about the situation in countries of origin and about special groups (like sexual minorities) seeking asylum. They may help you to win your asylum case.The site is in english, but there is an option for babel-machine translation into various languages.

Like every information on this site it is NOT legal advice.
It is provided for general information only. You should make every effort to speak directly with a lawyer BEFORE taking any action.

Austria > Asylum

If you apply for Asylum in Austria your application will be first checked concerning Dublin III (mostly at the police station). If you pass this step positively, the next step of your application will be dealt with in one of the country's reception centers (german.: “Verteilerquartier”). There, it will be decided in which type of facility you will be housed during the procedure of your application.

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Bulgaria > Asylum

Besides the general geo-political situation following from the Schengen logic, the migrants/refugees in Bulgaria are facing some specific problems. Formally, all migrants are going through the procedure applied for asylum seekers.

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Croatia > Asylum

There are two types of international protection you can get in Croatia, on the basis of your individual situation:

  1. Refugee status (in Croatian: status azilanta, or azil) --
  2. Subsidiary protection (in Croatian: supsidijarna zaštita).
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Cyprus > Asylum

The Asylum System in Cyprus consists of 3 institutions:

  • Asylum Service
  • Refugee Reviewing Authority
  • Supreme Court

Applications for asylum can be made at the asylum service, the alien and immigration office or at a police station.


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Denmark > Asylum

There are different steps in the Asylum procedure. The Immigration Service is the first instance responsible for assessing a claim for asylum and the Refugee Appeals Board is the second instance.
Here is a description of the different steps in the asylum procedure in Denmark.

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Finland > Asylum

The Website of the Refugee Advice Center (Pakolaisneuvonta) provides information (english only) about the asylum procedure, about social conditions for asylum seekers and asylum statistics.

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France > Asylum

People who are threatened in their country et that their countries' State can't protect can ask for protection from one European State. In France, the procedure can be complex and long. You have therefore to prepare yourself with the support of an association. Two asylum procedures exist :
- normal one, which offers better rights' guaranties
- priority one, mainly for people who ask for asylum in retention centre, or who have a decision to leave the French territory, faster and with less guaranties

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Germany > Asylum

There are several multilingual guidebooks for refugees available, which may help you to understand the asylum system in Germany. The asylum system is complicated and the legal practice changes often.It is recommended to contact one of the counselling groups named in the contact-list additionally.

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Greece > Asylum

You have to personally lodge an asylum application before the competent authority, which is the Asylum Office (in Athens, Lesvos Island, Samos island, Chios island, Rhodes Island, South and North Evros Region, in Thessaloniki, as well as in the detention centres: Amygdaleza, Xanthi and in Corinth). If you are detained or in a First Reception Center, the detention authorities (police) and also the First Reception authorities will register your wish to seek international protection and refer you to the competent examination authority.

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Hungary > Asylum

- Different forms of protection that you can get in Hungary
- How do I ask for asylum?
- How is the application processed?
- Rights of the asylum seekers
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Italy > Asylum

You'll find here a lot of informations on:
2. Your arrival in Italy
4. General about asylum and laws
5. How to apply for asylum as well as procedure, decision and claim
2.4. Forced return in order to Dublin convention from another country (so-called "Dublinato") as well as possible news on hotspots, relocations, forced returns and bilateral agreements.
You can also download the whole guide for better reading and printing.
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Latvia > Asylum

There are two forms of protection: asylum status or subsidiary protection. In 2010 recognition was higher as the year before: 11,5 % applicants have granted refugee status, 29,5 % - subsidiary protection, in 2009 accordingly – 9,6 % and 11, 5 %, in 2008 – 3,9 % and 2 %.

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Lithuania > Asylum

According to officially information, asylum seekers can submit an application at the state border crossing point, city (district) territorial police services or Foreigners’ Registration Centre (Pabradė, Švenčionys district). In reality not everyone is allowed to use this right.

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Macedonia > Asylum

After the EU-Turkey deal and the closure of the Бalkan route, the 72-hour asylum law in Macedonia was abolished. Macedonia currently has closed its borders, in other words, you can legally still seek asylum in the country but you do not  have 72 hours to decide whether you want to go through with it, that is, whether that is your final decision. In practice, new arrivals are often directly pushed back to the country where they came from and not allowed to seek asylum.

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Netherlands > Asylum

Asylumrequests are accepted only in the Airport and the Reception Centre in Ter Apel. Most people who ask asylum at the airport are kept in aliens detention during their asylumprocedure. After an asylumrequest at the Reception Centre Ter Apel however, you get shelter in an open asylum centre, and your fingerprints will be taken.

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Serbia > Asylum

According to the law, you’re allowed to seek asylum at any police-station all over Serbia, in the detention center, at the border or in any official interaction with the police.  However, in practice, the police can refuse you to seek asylum. If this happens, it is best if you are persistent and continue to go to the police station and demand that you want to seek asylum. It is your right to seek asylum, free of charge!

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Slovenia > Asylum

Answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding the international protection procedure (asylum) in Slovenia.

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Sweden > Asylum

You have to apply for asylum as soon as possible, preferably the same day. When you apply for asylum they take your fingerprints and a photo. They also decide if you should have economic help if you do not have any money.

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Switzerland > Asylum

Switzerland is well known as depositary state of the Geneva Convention on Refugees and member of the European Convention for Human Rights but this does not mean anything. In the last 30 years the Asylum Act was revised more then a dozen times, making it more and more restrictive. The last revision was accepted through public referendum in June 2016 and will probably come into effect in 2019. The result is a never-ending list of articles and sub-articles which cannot all be taken into account in a summary like this. On this page, you find an overview, here you find the official flowchart of the asylum procedure in Switzerland, and here an info sheet in several languages, which is currently not up to date but will be updated soon. To check your individual chances and improve your rights we advice you to seek legal advice as soon as possible. You find a list of free advice-centers here and a list of further contacts here.

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Turkey > Asylum

Seeking Asylum: Legal Situation – Applying for International Protection in Turkey:

Most information here is not concerning Syrians!  There is a specific section for Syrians called “Temporary Protection”. This section explains seeking international protection in Turkey for non-Syrians.

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Uk > Asylum

'Asylum' is when the government lets you stay in a country because you are a refugee (see below for what it means to be a refugee). The asylum system in the UK is complicated and we recommend that you read this information first if you plan on coming to the UK.

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Ukraine > Asylum

The Ukrainian Parliament adopted a new law “On Refugees and Persons in Need of Complementary or Temporary Protection” on 08 June 2011...

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