Bevándorlási és Állampolgársági Hivatal

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Reception Centre and Community Accommodation

The Reception Centre and Community Accommodation are a self-governing unit entitled to the budget appropriations with full powers under the authority of the Director-General. The director of the Centre and Community Accommodation is a government official with the rank of senior department head who is substituted – if unavailable for any reason – by the deputy director of department head rank, or by the head of the financial department with regard to economic and financial matters. The premises of the reception centre are supervised by a public servant of administrator rank. The reception centre performs its professional duties under the supervision of the Directorate of Refugee Affairs.


Tasks and responsibilities of the reception centre and community accommodation cover the following:


a) provide accommodation and care for foreign nationals requesting asylum, subsidiary or temporary protection, and for those already admitted as laid down in the relevant legislation;

b) fulfills its statutory obligation to provide information and the obligation of reporting relating to the centre’s residents as provided for by legislation and the Office;

c) ensuring the rights of the centre’s residents and keeping records in accordance with the relevant legislation for the purpose of assessment of eligibility for aid and support provided under the relevant legislation;

d) ensure, as specified by the Office, the ordered conditions for conducting official proceedings;

e) co-operating with the municipal governments, non-governmental organizations and churches participating in providing services to refugees, and also with law enforcement agencies and national security services in order to perform its tasks specified in the relevant legislation;

f) making arrangements for health screening and primary healthcare services for the centre’s residents as prescribed by the public health authority;

g) organize the efficient spending of leisure time;

h) provides a room for common use, especially for the purpose of worship;

i) implement the tasks entrusted to the reception centre for programs and measures to promote the integration of refugees and beneficiaries of subsidiary protection;

j) facilitate voluntary return or leave to third countries;

k) Provides information on the day-to-day problems of those who are accommodated, conducts life counseling and, to the extent necessary, facilitates the participation of minors in public education.


In the reception centre and community accommodation the persons accommodated may stay for up to 30 days.


Reception Centers and Community Accommodations have sites in Vámosszabadi, Balassagyarmat and Kiskunhalas. The operation of temporary sites in Körmend, Nagyfa and Bicske are currently suspended.


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