As stated in Types of Accommodation, the only Reception and Accommodation Centre currently in operation to shelter international protection applicants is in the province of Yozgat with a modest capacity of 100 places. Since Reception and Accommodation Centres are defined as open centres, neither Article 95 LFIP nor the Removal Centres Regulation make any specific provisions concerning residents’ access to family members, legal advisors and UNHCR. In relation to NGOs’ access to Reception and Accommodation Centres specifically, according to Article 95(8), NGOs’ “visits” to these facilities will be subject to the permission of DGMM (see Information for asylum seekers and access to NGOs and UNHCR).
Finally, Article 92(3) LFIP guarantees UNHCR’s access to all international protection applicants. This access provision must be interpreted to extend to applicants accommodated in Reception and Accommodation Centres.