Freedom of movement


Country Report: Freedom of movement Last updated: 23/02/22


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There are no limitations on the freedom of movement of the beneficiaries of international protection whatsoever. Also, there is no difference between the rights of refugees and subsidiary protection holders in this respect.

Beneficiaries are not dispersed according to a distribution scheme. If applied, the integration scheme foreseen under the 2017 Integration Decree would disperse those who opt to be enrolled according to the area of the municipality which provides the integration support and which was chosen by the beneficiary. The 2017 Integration Decree, however, has not been put into operation so far, although for the first time since its adoption Vitosha and Oborishte Districts (Sofia municipality) provided in 2021 an integration support to 20 refugee families and 2 single status holders, or in total 83 individuals granted international protection.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation