Place of detention


Country Report: Place of detention Last updated: 30/11/20


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Persons who seek asylum in Serbia may be placed under detention in the Detention Centre in Padinska Skela, Belgrade, which can host up to 80 persons.

Foreigners who are sanctioned for misdemeanour of illegal border crossing or illegal stay on Serbian soil are detained in 27 different penitentiaries around Serbia. Persons who are detained at Nikola Tesla Airport (see Access to the Territory) are accommodated at premises located in the transit zone, at the far end of the gate corridor. It is not possible to assess the capacity of these premises, as they have never been designed as detention facilities.

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