Provision of information on reception


Country Report: Provision of information on reception Last updated: 25/04/22


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Asylum seekers are informed of their rights and obligations pursuant to Section 17(3) of the Asylum Decree. After the submission of the asylum application, the NDGAP shall inform the person seeking asylum in writing in his or her mother tongue or in another language understood by him or her, without delay and within a maximum of 15 days, concerning all provisions and assistance to which he or she is entitled under the law, as well as, the obligations with which he or she must comply in respect to reception conditions, and information as to organisations providing legal or other individual assistance.

Information is also provided orally to asylum seekers on the day when they arrive at the reception centre, in addition to an information leaflet. The information given includes the house rules of the reception centre, the material assistance to which applicants are entitled, and information on access to education and health care. Since 2019 the written information on reception conditions has been available in Hungarian, English, Arabic and Farsi in Vámosszabadi.[1]

On the COVID-19 pandemic, NGOs such as the Menedék Association, HHC and the Next Step Hungary Association made relevant information available for asylum seekers online.[2]

[1] Reported by the Menedék Association since 2020.

[2] HHC:,,, Next Step Hungary Association:; Menedék Association:;

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