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Asylum applications and refugees in Latvia

130 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2020 in Latvia - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Belarus, Russia and from Syria. A total of 65 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 15% answered positively. 85 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. Most successful have been the applications of refugees from Iraq and from Turkey.

In a second table below you find the refugees, who fled from Latvia and made their asylum application in other countries.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Latvia

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2020. Please note that the number of decisions (acceptations or rejections) does not have to sum up with the number of applications, because there may still have been open cases from previous years. Also they dont 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.

New Applications

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Belarus4400
Russia120140.0 %
Syria1200
Azerbaijan110210.0 %
Afghanistan800
Georgia7050.0 %
Colombia6050.0 %
Bangladesh500
India500
Iran500
Iraq550100.0 %
Turkey550100.0 %
Uzbekistan5050.0 %
Tajikistan0050.0 %
Totals130105515.4 %

Reviews

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Belarus000
Russia000
Syria000
Azerbaijan000
Afghanistan000
Georgia000
Colombia000
Bangladesh000
India000
Iran000
Iraq000
Turkey000
Uzbekistan000
Tajikistan000
Totals000

Asylum applications of refugees from Latvia

Latvia is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2020 there have been 10 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from Latvia in other countries. Most successful have been the applications in Russia.

New Applications

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
United States5050.0 %
Russia550100.0 %
Totals105550.0 %

Reviews

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
United States000
Russia000
Totals000


National migrant stock from 1990 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 263,126 migrants lived in Latvia. These are all residents who live permanently in the country but were born in another country. The amount includes granted refugees but no asylum seekers. The data are based on the results of censuses, as well as on estimates and projections of the United Nations Population Division.