Place of detention


Country Report: Place of detention Last updated: 02/05/22


Nikola Kovačević

Persons who seek asylum in Serbia may be detained in the Detention Centre in Padinska Skela, Belgrade, which can host up to 180 persons. In addition, in 2021, a new centre was opened in Dimitrovgrad, at the green border with Bulgaria.

Foreigners who are sanctioned for misdemeanour of unlawful border crossing or l stay on Serbian territory are detained in 27 different penitentiaries around Serbia. Persons who are detained at Nikola Tesla Airport (see Access to the Territory) are placed 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