Access to reception centres by third parties


Country Report: Access to reception centres by third parties Last updated: 10/07/24


Nikola Kovačević

The CRM has jurisdiction over access to reception facilities. In spite of the fact that these are open centres and that asylum seekers are not deprived of their liberty, third parties wishing to visit the centres are required to request admission from the Commissariat at least 2 days beforehand by e-mail, as well as submit scans of their identity documents.

UNHCR has unrestricted access to all reception facilities in Serbia, including both asylum centres and provisional reception centres. National authorities are obliged to cooperate with UNHCR in line with its mandate.[1] Furthermore, persons seeking asylum have the right to contact UNHCR during all phases of the asylum procedure.[2] However, planned UNHCR visits should be announced in a timely fashion.




[1] Article 5 Asylum Act.

[2] Article 12 Asylum 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