Country Report

Country Report: Romania Last updated: 31/05/23


Felicia Nica

This report was written by Felicia Nica and was edited by ECRE.

The information in this report draws upon statistics provided by the General Immigration Inspectorate (IGI), interviews throughout 2022 and at the beginning of 2023, with relevant stakeholders at IGI and civil society organisations. This includes legal counsellors providing services in the different Regional Centres for Accommodation and Procedures for Asylum Seekers of the country (Timișoara, Şomcuta Mare, Rădăuţi, Galaţi, Bucharest and Giurgiu), as well as visits to the Regional Reception Centres: Timişoara on 15 December 2022 and Giurgiu on 30-31 January 2023 and to the Public Custody Centre of Arad on 16 March 2023 and to the Public Custody Centre of Otopeni on 21 March 2023. Interviews were held with the directors of Bucharest, Rădăuţi and Galati and Şomcuta Mare.

The information in this report is up to date as of 31 December 2022, unless otherwise stated.

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