Trandum (near Gardermoen International Airport)

Trandum National Police Immigration Detention Centre (Trandum Utlendingsinternat)


In use


Type: Immigration detention centre (Administrative)

Custodial Authority: Ministry of Justice and Public Security

Management: National Police Immigration Service (Governmental)

Detains: Unaccompanied minors, Adult women, Adult men, Undocumented migrants (administrative)

Capacity Reported population Conditions complaints?

10 July 2011







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According to the National Police: "The Detention Centre is used to ensure that irregular migrants can be returned. Most people stay at the Detention Centre for less than 72 hours. However, the police are allowed to detain people there for a longer period of time. ... The detention centre has a total capacity for 220 detainees. There are also 18 rooms for women and three for unaccompanied children under the age of 18. It also has a separate security wing. The security wing is only used when there is a risk that the detainee could hurt themselves or others, and is only intended for a short period of time. No one must be kept in the security wing for a longer period than necessary." According to the Supervisory Board (2024): "This year, as in previous years, the Supervisory Council for Trandum believes that the Immigration Detention Centre is too prison-like and that a lower degree of control should be implemented to reflect the fact that the basis for the detention is not the execution of sentences or crime. Furthermore, the Council finds that the routine locking of detainees in their respective cells is unlawful and that this practice must cease. Instead, the Supervisory Council finds it appropriate to practice a principle of unlocked doors, as is the case at the Märsta Immigration Detention Centre outside Stockholm. In connection with the ongoing review of the Regulations on the Trandum Immigration Detention Centre, the Supervisory Council asks the Ministry of Justice and Public Security to clarify that locking of cells is a restriction that can only be permitted when it is proportionate and necessary following a specific assessment. In the opinion of the Supervisory Council, body searches carried out at immigration detention centres are contrary to Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)."