What will happen in the following scenario:

  • You seek asylum at a European country
  • Rejected
  • Travel to another country
  • Seek asylum
  • Based on the concept of first country of asylum, you get caught and sent to the first country.

Is there a legal way to stop them from sending you back?

If they sent you to first country, are they going to send you to your home country?

How is this process in general?


  • I think a tag for "Asylum" would be a useful addition. – DavidSupportsMonica Jul 1 '19 at 20:33
  • There isn't one, I searched – bomsn Jul 1 '19 at 20:41
  • I did too. That's why I made the suggestion. – DavidSupportsMonica Jul 1 '19 at 20:49
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    They won't send you back to the first country. Deportees are sent to the country where they have unfettered rights of access. Typically that means their home country. – user 56513 Jul 1 '19 at 20:51
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    @David This isn't really a travel question. It really belongs on Expatriates and there is an asylum tag there. – user90371 Jul 1 '19 at 22:12

You will only be deported to a country that the deporters know will accept you.

This will be the country you came from only if they know that you have permission to return there. You may sometimes ask to be deported to a specific country If You can demonstrate you have permission to enter, but in case of any doubt most countries will deport you to your country of citizenship.

If both countries are within the EU then you cannot start a second claim in the second country. They will send you back to the first country (which you cannot prevent) to continue processing. Since you have been rejected this means voluntary departure or deportation as described above. Theoretically you might volunteer to depart from second country rather than return to the first, but since you have already deceived them once you are going to be cut no slack.

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    Are you sure about that? The OP clarified in the comments they were asking about the application of the Dublin Regulation, in which case the asylum seeker would be transferred back to the first EU country from any other EU country - its not about permission to return there, its about that EU countries obligation to deal with the applicants asylum claim. – Moo Jul 1 '19 at 22:02
  • I think this answer was based only off of one part of my question deport I'm not asking specifically about deport which means sending back to home country, I may have used the wrong term but everything else is explained in regard to Dublin Regulations as described in my comments. – bomsn Jul 1 '19 at 23:04
  • @Moo that is correct. – bomsn Jul 1 '19 at 23:05

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