Short overview of the reception system


Country Report: Short overview of the reception system Last updated: 22/04/22


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The Ministry of the Interior, or more precisely its’ Service for reception and accommodation of applicants for international protection, is responsible for the reception of applicants of international protection and runs two Reception Centres for applicants of International protection, which are situated in Zagreb and Kutina. The total reception capacity of these two centres is 700 places.

Applicants of international protection have the right to accommodation from the day of expressing the intention to apply for international protection until the enforceability of the decision on the application, if they do not have an adequate standard of living.[1]


[1]        Article 7(1) Ordinance on the realisation of material reception conditions

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 I – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation