Access to reception centres by third parties


Country Report: Access to reception centres by third parties Last updated: 08/06/23


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According to Article 60 (2)(b) of the Asylum Code, asylum seekers in reception facilities have the right to be in contact with relatives, legal advisors, representatives of UNHCR and other certified organisations. These shall have unlimited access to reception centres and other housing facilities in order to assist applicants. The Director of the Centre may extend access to other persons as well. Limitations to such access may be imposed only on grounds relating to the security of the premises and of the applicants.

With the exception of NGOs that are operational within a site and enrolled to the registry of NGOs of the MoMA, access to temporary accommodation Centres, Reception and Identification Centres and the new Closed-Controlled Centres is subject to prior official authorization at the central level, while the Director of each facility may define more specifics terms and conditions for each relevant visit (e.g. time of visit).

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