Access to the IRC is regulated by AWAS. Family members are not granted access and only a limited number of NGOs and the UNHCR are granted access.
Access to open centres is regulated by AWAS or MHAS, for which permission is also required. Criteria to be granted access to the centres are unclear. Permission is not easily granted to non-service-related visits, as is the case for academics, friends, research students, reporters, and so forth.