Definitions for "AC procedure"
The AC-procedure, also referred to as the 48-hour procedure, is the procedure in the application centre. This procedure will take a maximum of 48 hours (distributed across a number of working days). The AC procedure commences with an investigation into the identity, nationality and travel route of the asylum seeker. The initial interview forms part of this investigation. After the initial interview it will be assessed whether an application qualifies for further processing in the application centre, or whether more time is required for the investigation. In the first instance the asylum seeker will be given a further interview at the application centre. During this subsequent interview he can explain why he requested asylum. If more time is required to come to a decision about an asylum request, the application centre will refer the asylum seeker to a handling office for the remainder of the asylum procedure.