DETENTION OF FOREIGN NATIONALS

Detention of foreign nationals 

A foreign national can be detained if he/she meets one of the following circumstances:

Has failed to leave the country within the period stated in Article 35.2 of this law;

Is believed to hinder deportation process or suspected of any crime and violation;

Does not carry his/her passport or equivalent document or he/she is unable to identify.

Duration of detention:

Has committed violations stated in Article 36.1.3 for up to 6 hours based on the decision of state inspector of foreign nationals stated in Article 41.1 of the present Law.

A foreign national can be detained for up to 14 days pursuant to Article 36.1 based on the decision by a court and detention period can be extended for another 30 days based on the proposal by the State administrative body in charge of foreign nationals.