Asylum and Reception Centres

Asylum and reception/transit centres are managed by the Serbian Commissariat for Refugees and Migration (SCRM) and provide accommodation, food and other basic services to asylum-seekers and refugees.

In order to enter an Asylum Centre or a Reception/Transit Centre you must have a valid Certificate on Intention to Seek Asylum (the ISAC) or a valid Asylum-Seeker’s Card which are issued by police. Without these, you will not be allowed to enter the Asylum Centre or a Reception/Transit Centre.

Each asylum and reception/transit center has a set of defined rules and obligations that each resident must comply with. See the rules and obligations here.

For more information about the asylum and reception/transit centres see link.

There are five accommodation facilities for unaccompanied and separated children in Serbia. Two state and one NGO-run institutions are based in Belgrade, one NGO-run is in Loznica, while the fifth one is in Niš, also run by state. The children are referred to those facilities specialised in accommodation and care of UASC upon assessment and referral of social welfare centres that are managed by the national child protection authorities.

Other models of alternative care of unaccompanied children such as foster care, small group homes, etc. are not utilized.