The provisions of the Finnish Aliens Act for granting asylum are the same as in the Geneva Refugee Convention, to which Finland and the other EU Member States are committed.
EU Member States and Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein are subject to the Dublin Regulation. Its key principle is that only one state examines an asylum application. According to the Dublin procedure, the responsibility for processing an asylum application rests with the Member State
- in which you have family members,
- which granted you a residence permit or visa,
- whose external border you crossed without permission from a third country
- or from which you have previously applied for asylum.
If another state is responsible for processing your asylum application, your application will not be examined in Finland and you will be sent to the state that is responsible.