Country Report

Country Report: Romania Last updated: 31/05/22


Felicia Nica with support from JRS Romania Visit Website

This report was written by Felicia Nica with support from the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Romania and was edited by ECRE.

The information in this report draws upon statistics provided by the General Immigration Inspectorate (IGI), interviews throughout 2021 and at the beginning of 2022, 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 Public Custody Centre of Otopeni on 31 January 2022 and the Public Custody Centre of Arad on 4 February 2022. Requests for permission to visit Timișoara, Bucharest and Giurgiu Regional Reception Centres were refused by IGI-DAI due to the pandemic. However, interviews were held with the directors of Bucharest, Timisoara and Giurgiu.

The information in this report is up-to-date as of 31 December 2021, unless otherwise stated.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the main changes since the first report
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX I – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation