Legal representation

The DRC Asylum Department can help, if you want to make a complaint about a Dublin or a rejection case in Denmark.

The Dublin III Regulation is an agreement among the EU countries as well as Norway, Island, Switzerland and Lichtenstein. The Regulation defines which country is responsible for examining and asylum application. As a main rule, your asylum application will be examined in the European country, where you first were registered by the authorities or were issued a visa to.

The Dublin rules also include some exceptions and a country can also be responsible, if you e.g. have a spouse there, who has applied for asylum or been granted refugee status.

You can make a compliant, if the Danish Immigration Service (Udlændingestyrelsen) decides that you should be transferred to another European country. You can either inform the Danish Immigration Service that you want to appeal their decision during the interview, of you can write them afterwards. The deadline to make the appeal is seven days.

If you make a complaint and ask to be represented by DRC during the appeal, the Danish Immigration Service will forward your case to us. Afterwards we will call you for a meeting with a legal counsellor from DRC, who will help you appeal the decision of the Danish Immigration Service.

The appeal is sent to the Refugee Appeals Board (Flygtningenævnet) that decides whether your application for asylum should be examined in Denmark or in another European country. You cannot appeal the decision of the Refugee Appeals board.

It is free to get legal representation from DRC.

Appeal of rejection cases (so-called 29b-cases)

If you have been granted residence permit as a refugee in another EU country as well as in Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Lichenstein, the Danish authorities can decide to reject your application for asylum. This follows the Danish Aliens Act § 29b.

You can make a complaint, if the Danish Immigration Service decides that your application for asylum should be rejected. You can either inform the Danish Immigration Service that you want to appeal their decision during the interview, of you can write them afterwards. The deadline to make the appeal is seven days.

If you make a complaint and ask to be represented by DRC during the appeal, the Danish Immigration Service will forward your case to us. Afterwards we will call you for a meeting with a legal counsellor from DRC, who will help you appeal the decision of the Danish Immigration Service.

The appeal is sent to the Refugee Appeals Board that decides, whether your application for asylum should be examined in Denmark or in another European country. You cannot appeal the decision of the Refugee Appeals board.

It is free to get legal representation from DRC.

Contact

Asylum Department

DRC's Asylum Department

+45 3373 5000 [email protected]

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