Country Report

Country Report: Romania Last updated: 30/11/20


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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 2019 with relevant stakeholders at IGI, UNHCR Romania and civil society organisations, including 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 Centre of Timișoara on 17-18 October 2019 and the Public Custody Centre of Arad on 21 October 2019.

The information in this report is up-to-date as of 31 December 2019, unless otherwise stated.


To access the updated report, you can navigate through the table of content on the right end side or download the full report (in PDF) above.

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