Registration of the asylum application

Hungary

Country Report: Registration of the asylum application Last updated: 30/11/20

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There is no time limit for lodging an asylum application, but since applications can only be lodged in the transit zones (except for those lawfully staying in the territory), the asylum seekers entering the transit zone are asked immediately whether they wish to apply for asylum. If they for some reason do not wish to do so, they are immediately escorted back through the gate of the transit zone.

The application should be lodged in writing or orally and in person by the person seeking protection at the IAO.Section 80/I(b) and 80/J(1) Asylum Act. If the person lawfully staying in Hungary seeking protection appears before another authority to lodge an application for asylum, that authority should inform the asylum seeker about where to turn to with his or her application. If the asylum claim is made in the course of immigration, petty offence or criminal procedures e.g. at the border or in detention, the proceeding authority (police, Immigration Department of the IAO, local authorities or court) must record the statement and forward it to the asylum authority without delay.

Numbers of applications for international protection are presented below:

Asylum applicants in Hungary

Year

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Number

18,900

42,777

177,135

29,432

3,397

671

Source: IAO

 

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