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asked Apr 23, 2018 in Legal advice by Nand
Hello @Nand Welcome to our community and thank you for your question! I think we need a little more background information to find an answer to your question. Which country declared the ban on you? What was the reason why you got it? How long ago did it happen and how long is the ban valid? The more information you can provide, the more precise research we can do. Best regards, Thorgen
I was an asylum seeker in Sweden, I took the train to Copenhagen/ Denmark where the police control made me sign a Schengen ban for two years, then sent me back to the Swedish police because Sweden is where I have my fingerprints, after a few months, I got asylum in Sweden and a travel document. How can this be? And is there something I can do to lift the ban?

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Thank you @Nand for clarifying the matter.

As an asylum seeker you are not allowed to leave the country where your procedure takes place (not to mention that you most likely don't have the required documents to do so). That's why Denmark sent you back to Sweden.

In general, an entry-ban that has been issued in one EU country is valid for all the other member states as well, if your data has been added to the so-called SIS (Schengen Information System) database.

It's a normal procedure that you get travel documents along with your residence permit after you've been granted asylum. I assume that the fact that you can't use it to travel to Schengen countries doesn't matter in this administrative act. The ban is something that comes into play if you try to use your travel documents, but that's not a reason to not give it to you in the first place.

I don't think you can lift the ban.

Best regards,


answered Apr 24, 2018 by Thor
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