Duration of detention


Country Report: Duration of detention Last updated: 15/05/23


Nikola Kovačević

The Asylum Act foresees that asylum seekers may be detained for up to 3 months. This period may be extended once for another 3-month period by a decision of the Asylum Office[1] and on the same grounds as prescribed in Article 77 (1) of the Asylum Act. The detention order in line with the Foreigners Act can last for 180 days maximum.[2]




[1] -Article 78(2) and (3) Asylum Act.

[2] Article 88 Foreigners Act.

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