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This page outlines the process for returns under the Dublin Regulation and safe third countries for asylum seekers. Please see also our information on supporting children who were brought to the UK under the Dublin Regulation to seek asylum.
What is a ‘safe third country’?
When can an asylum seeker be sent to another country to have their asylum claim processed?
Can children be returned to another European country under Dublin III?
What should happen if a child is being returned to another European country?
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