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A new reception centre opens in Raasepori

Migri 27.9.2017 12.44
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The Finnish Immigration Service has completed a tendering process for reception centre operations for adults and families in the Uusimaa region. As a result, a new reception centre will be opened in Raasepori, maintained by Medivida Oy.

A new reception centre is needed because those in operation are almost full. There has been no significant increase in the number of asylum seekers but people do not leave reception centres at a pace expected by the Finnish Immigration Service. Many asylum seekers have appealed to an Administrative Court and their appeal process is still ongoing. Additionally, those who have received a positive decision on their application have been unable to move to municipalities as rapidly as expected.

This tendering process is also a means to gather experience before all reception centre operations are opened up for tender.

The new centre will begin operations in October

The new reception centre is intended for adults and families and will contain 249 beds at first. The new centre will begin operations in October 2017.

Reception centre operations for unaccompanied minor asylum seekers in Finland will be opened for tender

The Finnish Immigration Service is also preparing to start a tendering process for reception centre operations for unaccompanied minor asylum seekers in Finland as a regional framework agreement which covers all of Finland.

Further information for the media

Pekka Nuutinen, Director, tel: 0295 430 431, email: firstname.lastname@migri.fi

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