Access to reception centres by third parties


Country Report: Access to reception centres by third parties Last updated: 10/06/21


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According to Article 56 (2)(b) IPA, 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.

Access of NGOs to temporary accommodation centres and Reception and Identification Centres is subject to prior official authorisation.

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