Access to reception centres by third parties


Country Report: Access to reception centres by third parties Last updated: 24/05/24


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In France, reception centres for asylum seekers are not closed centres. They are accessible to visitors of the persons accommodated in the centres and to other stakeholders within the limits set by the house rules, usually subject to prior notification of the centre manager.

Many reception centres are managed by NGOs, whose staff is therefore present on a daily basis.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview 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