Asylum applications and refugees in Bulgaria10,947 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2021 in Bulgaria — according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Afghanistan, Syria and from Iraq. A total of 276 decisions have been made on initial applications. Around 54% of them were answered positively. 46 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. The most successful have been the applications of refugees from Russia and from Pakistan.
In a second table below you can find the refugees who fled from Bulgaria and made their asylum application to other countries.
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Incoming asylum applications in Bulgaria 2000 to 2021The top line represents the total number of asylum applications (first applications + reviews). Below are the number of recognized refugees (green) and rejected applications (red).
Asylum applications from foreign refugees in BulgariaThe total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2021. Please note that the number of decisions (acceptances or rejections) does not have to add up with the number of applications because there may still have been open cases from previous years. Also, they don't have to be closed within the same calendar year. In addition, asylum procedures can also be closed, if the applicant disappeared or withdrew the application.
Asylum applications of refugees from BulgariaBulgaria is one of the countries where refugees are not only coming in. In the year 2021, there have been 27 asylum applications received from citizens from Bulgaria in other countries. The most successful have been the applications in Canada and in the United States.
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