Asylum seeker is a foreigner who has filed an application for asylum in the territory of the Republic of Serbia, and where no final decision has yet been taken.
Asylum seekers are obliged to respect general rules stipulated by Serbian Constitution and laws. In addition, they have special obligations:
- to comply with the measures for restriction of movement
- to inform the Asylum Office in writing of any change of address within three days of such change of address;
- to abide by the House Rules, if he/she is accommodated at the Asylum Centre
- to respond to summons and cooperate with the Asylum Office and other competent authorities at all the stages of the asylum procedure;
- to hand over to an authorised official his/her identification papers, travel document, and other documents that may be relevant to his/her identification;
- to cooperate with authorised officials during the registration;
- to cooperate with authorised officials during the medical examination;
- to stay in the territory of the Republic of Serbia pending the completion of the asylum procedure.
- to leave the Asylum Centre or another accommodation facility for the Applicants upon the effectiveness of the decision on his/her asylum application
The asylum seeker applicant has the following rights:
- Residence and freedom of movement in the Republic of Serbia;
- Material reception conditions including accommodation;
- Social assistance under condition stipulated by the Law
- Health care;
- Primary and secondary education;
- Information and legal assistance;
- Freedom of religion;
- Access to the labor market as it is stipulated by the Law;
- Personal document (ID for asylum seekers)
Person who has been granted the right to asylum:
A person who has been granted asylum shall respect the Constitution, the law and other regulations and general legal acts of the Republic of Serbia.
A person who has been granted asylum is obliged to attend Serbian language classes. Avoiding language classes lead to the loss of financial support.
A person who has been granted asylum shall have the right to:
- freedom of movement;
- labour market access;
- legal aid;
- social assistance;
- freedom of religion;
- family reunification;
- personal documents
- integration assistance;