Accommodation facilities

Since 1 October 2008, families in an irregular situation are no longer held in detention centres, except in cases at the border.

The families are housed in individual accommodation where they are accompanied on their return by coaches.

Since the end of September 2009, it has been decided that families "at the border" who cannot be turned back within 48 hours should be transferred to individual accommodation.

There are 29 accommodations: 3 houses and 3 studios in Zulte; 5 apartments and 1 studio in Tubize; 8 houses in St-Gillis-Waas; 3 houses in Tielt; 6 houses in Beauvechain