Place of detention


Country Report: Place of detention Last updated: 19/04/23


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Since 2013, asylum seekers have been detained in asylum detention facilities.[1] As of January 2023, the only functioning asylum detention facility is Nyírbátor, with a capacity of 105 places.

According to the law, asylum detention can be carried out in places designated for this purpose, or in a healthcare institution on an exceptional and duly justified basis, with the assistance of the body established for carrying out official police business.[2]




[1] Section 31/F(1) Asylum Act and Sections 36/A-36/F Asylum Decree.

[2] Section 32/1(1) Asylum Act.

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