Belgium has six administrative detention centres which are managed by the Immigration Office.
The regime and functioning of the detention centres are laid down in the law of 15/12/1980 and the royal decree of 02/08/2002.
The purpose of detention is to ensure the effective removal of persons who have been refused entry to or residence in the territory.
The law stipulates the reasons for which administrative detention of certain persons in detention centres may be decided and the maximum duration of detention.
Caricole Transit Centre (CAR)
Tervuursesteenweg 302, 1820 Steenokkerzeel
caricole.visite [at] ibz.fgov.be
Director of the Centre: Rika Goethaels
Repatriation Centre 127bis
Tervuursesteenweg 300, 1820 Steenokkerzeel
onthaalbis [at] ibz.fgov.be
Director of the Centre: Brenda Melis
Detention centre for illegal immigrants Bruges (CIB)
Zandstraat 150, 8200 St Andries – Brugge
CIB-Bewonersadministratie [at] ibz.fgov.be
Sociale service via
CIB-Socialedienst [at] ibz.fgov.be
Director of the Centre: Yves Rahier
Detention centre for illegal immigrants Merksplas (CIM)
Steenweg op Wortel 1 A, 2330 Merksplas
cim.info [at] ibz.fgov.be
Director of the Centre: Eric Kivit
Detention centre for illegal immigrants Vottem (CIV)
Rue Visé-Voie 1, 4041 Vottem
civ.info [at] ibz.fgov.be
Director of the Centre: Didier Stassens
Detention centre for illegal immigrants Holsbeek (CIH)
De Vunt 19, 3220 Holsbeek
Director of the Centre: Carla De Becker