Most asylum seekers are accommodated in Regional Centres for Accommodation and Procedures for Asylum Seekers, managed by IGI-DAI. The management of reception is decentralised to the level of counties.
The capacity of the different Regional Centres operating across the country (see Freedom of Movement) is as follows:
|Capacity and occupancy of the reception system: 2020|
|Centre||Capacity||Occupancy at 31 Dec 2019|
*As of 1st December 2020 the capacity of the centre increased from 50 to 250.
Source:IGI-DAI, 16 February 2021.
The total capacity of the Regional Centres is 1,100 places. At the end of 2020, the number of persons staying in the centres was1,223. Until now, it has not happened that asylum seekers were left without accommodation due to a shortage of places in the reception centres.
In addition to the Regional Centres, AIDRom, one of the NGOs implementing the AMIF national programme, runs two Accommodation Centres for vulnerable groups (see Special Reception Needs).
Asylum seekers may also request to stay in private accommodation at their own cost. In this case, they have to present to IGI-DAI a lease agreement registered with the tax authorities or a commodity contract concluded in authentic form.