Reception centres

IMPORTANT NOTICE


Under the regulations by authorities in BiH related to COVID-19, visits to and exits from Reception Centres in FBiH (Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina) may be restricted. 

Please contact IOM or UNHCR for more information on the current restriction of movement in your area/location.

A number of different centres offering accommodation are available in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Each has limited space and its own admission criteria/eligibility and process and some require referral. These centres are often full.

Please note that every reception centre has specific rules which you must respect. This includes rules on the duration of your absence from the centre. Breaking these rules may mean you will be expelled from the centre and unable to return.

More information is available from UNHCR and IOM.


The Delijaš Asylum Centre, Delijaš, Trnovo

The Delijaš Asylum Centre is managed by the Sector for Asylum of the Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina and provides a limited amount of accommodation and essential and basic services for asylum seekers.

In order to be granted entry to the Delijaš Asylum Centre you must first have a valid Attestation of Expressed Intent to Seek Asylum (the ‘white paper’) or a valid Asylum-Seeker’s Card (the ‘yellow card’) and a referral the Service for Foreigners’ Affairs. Without this, you will not be allowed to enter the Asylum Centre. You can ask UNHCR for more information.

Location: Delijaš, Trnovo

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The Salakovac Refugee Reception Centre, Salakovac, Mostar

The Salakovac Refugee Reception Centre is managed by the Ministry for Human Rights and Refugees of Bosnia and Herzegovina and provides a limited amount of accommodation and essential and basic services for asylum seekers, refugees, and persons granted subsidiary protection.

In order to be granted entry to the Salakovac Refugee Reception centre you must first have a valid Attestation of Expressed Intent to Seek Asylum (the ‘white paper’) or a valid Asylum-Seeker’s Card (the ‘yellow card’) and a referral the Service for Foreigners’ Affairs. Without this, you will not be allowed to enter the Salakovac Refugee Reception Centre. You can ask UNHCR for more information.

Location: Salakovac, Mostar

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Ušivak Temporary Reception Centre, Hadžići, Sarajevo Canton

The Ušivak Temporary Reception Centre, in Hadžići in Sarajevo Canton, is managed by the Service for Foreigners’ Affairs with centre management supported by IOM, and provides a limited amount of accommodation and essential and basic services to a mixed profile of residents, but predominantly families and unaccompanied and separated children (UASC).

You can ask IOM or UNHCR for more information.

Location: Hadžići, Sarajevo Canton

More information on the site is available here.

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Blažuj Temporary Reception Centre, Blažuj, Sarajevo Canton

The Blažuj Temporary Reception Centre, in Blažuj in Sarajevo Canton, is predominantly for single men. This centre is managed by the Service for Foreigners’ Affairs with centre management supported by IOM, and provides a limited amount of accommodation and essential and basic services.

You can ask IOM or UNHCR for more information.

Location: Blažuj, Sarajevo Canton

More information on the site is available here.


Sedra Temporary Reception Centre, Cazin, Una-Sana Canton

The Sedra Temporary Reception Centre, in Cazin in Una-Sana Canton, is managed by IOM and provides a limited amount of accommodation and essential and basic services for vulnerable asylum seekers and migrants. This location is exclusively for families with children and vulnerable individuals.

In order to be granted entry to the Sedra Temporary Reception Centre you must be referred. Without referral, you will not be allowed to enter the Centre. You can ask IOM or UNHCR for more information.

Location: Ostrožac na Uni, Cazin, Una-Sana Canton

More information on the site is available here.

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[CLOSED] Bira Temporary Reception Centre, Bihać, Una-Sana Canton

As of September 30th 2020, the Bira Temporary Reception Centre has been closed and no longer provides accommodation.

You can ask IOM or UNHCR for more information.

Location:  Bihać, Una-Sana Canton


Miral Temporary Reception Centre, Velika Kladuša, Una-Sana Canton

The Miral Temporary Reception Centre, in Velika Kladuša in Una-Sana Canton, is managed by IOM and provides a limited amount of accommodation and essential and basic services a mixed profile of residents, but predominantly single men.

This location is currently not accepting families or unaccompanied and separated children.

You can ask IOM or UNHCR for more information.

Location:  Velika Kladuša, Una-Sana Canton

More information on the site is available here.

 


The Borići Temporary Reception Centre, Bihać, Una-Sana Canton

The Borići Temporary Reception Centre, in Bihać in Una-Sana Canton, is managed by IOM and provides a limited amount of accommodation and essential and basic services for vulnerable asylum seekers and migrants. This location is exclusively for families with children and vulnerable individuals.

In order to be granted entry to the Borići Centre you must be referred. Without referral, you will not be allowed to enter the Borići Temporary Reception Centre. You can ask  IOM or UNHCR for more information.

Location: Bihać, Una-Sana Canton

More information on the site is available here.


The Lipa Emergency Tent Camp, Una-Sana Canton

The Lipa Emergency Tent Camp in Una-Sana Canton, officially opened on April 21st 2020 by the local authorities, provides shelter and basic humanitarian needs for up to 1,000 single men, previously sleeping rough in different types of informal accommodation throughout Una-Sana Canton.

Location: Una-Sana Canton

More information on the site is available here.