Types of accommodation


Country Report: Types of accommodation Last updated: 30/04/21


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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
Timișoara 250* 192
Şomcuta Mare 100 202
Rădăuţi 130 132
Galaţi 200 247
Bucharest 320 286
Giurgiu 100 164
Total 1,100 1,223

*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.


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