Place of detention


Country Report: Place of detention Last updated: 25/04/22


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Since 2013, asylum seekers have been detained in asylum detention facilities.[1] As of March 2022, 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]

The two transit zones in Röszke and Tompa can accommodate 450 and 250 persons respectively. Due to the closure of the transit zones in May 2020, at the end of 2021 there were no asylum seekers detained there.[3]




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

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

[3] Information provided by the NDGAP on 2 March 2021.

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