A. Access and forms of reception conditions contains sections on:
- Criteria and restrictions to access reception conditions
- Forms and levels of material reception conditions
- Reduction or withdrawal of reception conditions
- Freedom of movement
Both the Confederation and the cantons are responsible for providing material reception conditions to asylum seekers, depending on whether the person is in a federal or a cantonal reception centre. The first phase of the asylum procedure takes place in one of the 6 federal asylum centres with procedural facilities, and can be followed by transfer to a federal asylum centre without procedural facilities. Asylum seekers stay in federal centres for up to 140 days, and are then allocated to a canton (see section on Freedom of Movement).
 The setup of federal reception and processing centres is foreseen by Article 26 AsylA; the Ordinance of the FDJP on the management of federal reception centres in the field of asylum (the Ordinance of the FDJP) provides operating rules for all federal centres; further internal rules are applied in each centre.
 Article 24(4) AsylA.