Access to reception centres by third parties


Country Report: Access to reception centres by third parties Last updated: 28/05/24


According to Article 4 IPA, all applicants have to be granted access to UNHCR and organisations providing legal counselling.

Visits to reception centres are possible during official hours, after having obtained a visitor’s permit, that can only be issued by social workers employed in the centres.[1] Visitors have to submit their identification document at the reception.[2] NGOs and their staff working in the Asylum Home and the branch facilities have to be approved by the Ministry of the Interior. Asylum seekers have access to NGOs working in the reception centres according to their schedule without any time limitations. Refugee counsellors can enter the premises without any limitations.




[1] Article 10 Decree on Asylum Centre House Rules.

[2] Article 11 Decree on Asylum Centre House Rules.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the main changes since the first report
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX I – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation