Number of staff and nature of the first instance authority


Country Report: Number of staff and nature of the first instance authority Last updated: 30/11/20


Hungarian Helsinki Committee Visit Website

Name in English

Number of staff

Ministry responsible

Is there any political interference possible by the responsible Minister with the decision making in individual cases by the first instance authority?

Immigration and Asylum Office (IAO)


Ministry of Interior


Source: IAO, 12 February 2019.

According to the answer of the IAO, the majority of the case officers received training on interview techniques in asylum procedures of vulnerable asylum seekers and of unaccompanied children. There were also trainings on the indentification of victims of trafficking, integration and corruption, data protection in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The case officers were also trained on the General Administrative Code and on the Schengen Information System. They attanded programmes relating to intercultural training, as well.

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