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 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.
 Article 78(2) and (3) Asylum Act.
 Article 88 Foreigners Act.