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Original name: Νόμος υπ'αριθμόν 3907: Ίδρυση Υπηρεσίας Ασύλου και Υπηρεσίας Πρώτης Υποδοχής, προσαρμογή της ελληνικής νομοθεσίας προς τις διατάξεις της Οδηγίας 2008/115/ΕΚ "σχετικά με τους κοινούς κανόνες και διαδικασίες στα κράτη-μέλη για την επιστροφή των παρανόμως διαμενόντων υπηκόων τρίτων χωρών"
Name: Law No. 3907 on the Establishment of an Asylum Service and a First Reception Service, transposition into Greek Legislation of the Provisions of Directive 2008/115/EC "on common standards and procedures in Member States for returning illegally staying third country nationals" and other provisions.
Country: Greece
Subject(s): Migrant workers
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2011-01-21
Entry into force:
Published on: Efimeris tis Kivernisseos, 2011-01-26, Part A, No. 7, pp. 19-38 (Text in Greek)
ISN: GRC-2011-L-89452
Bibliography: Efimeris tis Kivernisseos, 2011-01-26, Part A, No. 7, pp. 19-38 Text in Greek Text in Greek
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Abstract/Citation: It adapts the national legislation to the provisions of Directive 2008/115/EC relating to the common regulations and procedures concerning the return of illegal residents of third countries.


Article 1: Establishment - Mission - Structure
Article 2: Staffing
Article 3: Refugees Authority
Article 4: Budget - Financial Management - Provisions - Offices of the Services
Article 5: General and authorization provisions

CHAPTER B - Establishment of First Reception Service

Article 6: Establishment - Mission
Article 7: Procedures of First Reception
Article 8: Organization - Function - Budget
Article 9: Staffing
Article 10: Management and structure of regional services of First Reception
Article 11: Separation and referral
Article 12: Regional Monitoring Committee
Article 13: Conditions of stay in areas of First Reception
Article 14: Safeguarding - Installations
Article 15: Transitional provisions


Article 16: Purpose (Art. 1 of Directive)
Article 17: Area of implementation (Art. 2 of Directive)
Article 18: Definitions (Art. 3 of Directive)
Article 19: Favorable provisions (Art. 4 of Directive)
Article 20: No return, best interests of the child, family life and health condition (Art. 5 of Directive)
Article 21: Decision of return (Art. 6 of Directive)
Article 22: Voluntary return (Art. 7 of Directive)
Article 23: Ouster (Art. 8 of Directive)
Article 24: Postponement of ouster
Article 25: Return and ouster of unaccompanied children (Art. 10 of Directive)
Article 26: Prohibition of entry (Art. 11 of Directive)
Article 27: Media (Art. 12 of Directive)
Article 28: Legal assistance (Art. 13 of Directive)
Article 29: Guarantees pending the return (Art. 14 of Directive)
Article 30: Detention (Art. 15 of Directive)
Article 31: Conditions of detention (Art. 16 of Directive)
Article 32: Detention of children and families (Art. 17 of Directive)
Article 33: Emergency situations (Art. 18 of Directive)

CHAPTER D - Return Issues

Article 34: Readmission
Article 35: Arrangement of return issues
Article 36: Arrangement of voluntary return
Article 37: Arrangement of ouster issues
Article 38: Arrangement of prohibition of entry
Article 39: Authorization provision


Article 40: Return of EU citizens and of their families, as well as members of family of Greek citizen
Article 41: Protection from return
Article 42: Amendments to the provisions of Law 3386/2005: amending article 44 "granting and renewing residence permits for humanitarian purposes"
Article 43: Transitional provision
Article 44: Refugees Committees
Article 45: Amendment to the para 1 of Article 68 of a.n. 2545/1940


Article 46: Repealed provisions
Article 47: Entry into force
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