Border procedures have so far not been in use in Slovenia. Irregular migrants are only present at the border police stations for a short time before they are either referred to the asylum procedure or returned to the country of arrival. During that time, they very rarely contact NGOs and the UNHCR. Cases when they would not be allowed to do so have been detected.
Asylum applicants who are detained are located in the Aliens Centre in Postojna. All sections of the centre have payphones that can be used by detainees for both incoming and outgoing calls. In practice, detainees are also allowed to use regular landline phones by the centre staff if they do not have money for the payphone and need to make important calls, especially regarding their asylum and detention cases. The detainees are also allowed to meet with visitors during appointed hours in accordance with the daily schedule. As with other asylum applicants, detained asylum applicants can be represented in the first-instance procedure by PIC, whose lawyers are available to them over phone and can visit them in person, if required.