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Asylum applications and refugees in Latvia

141 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2019 in Latvia - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Azerbaijan, Russia and from India. A total of 120 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 19% answered positively. 81 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. Most successful have been the applications of refugees from Russia and from Azerbaijan.

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 2019. 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
Azerbaijan3551525.0 %
Russia23181554.5 %
India140120.0 %
Georgia120100.0 %
Ukraine120100.0 %
Nigeria100100.0 %
Afghanistan500
Egypt50100.0 %
Bangladesh5050.0 %
Cuba5050.0 %
Iraq500
Mongolia5050.0 %
Syria500
Totals141239719.2 %

Reviews

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Azerbaijan000
Russia000
India000
Georgia000
Ukraine000
Nigeria000
Afghanistan000
Egypt000
Bangladesh000
Cuba000
Iraq000
Mongolia000
Syria000
Totals000

Asylum applications of refugees from Latvia

Latvia is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2019 there have been 15 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from Latvia in other countries.

New Applications

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Israel500
Denmark5050.0 %
United Kingdom5050.0 %
Totals150100.0 %

Reviews

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Israel000
Denmark000
United Kingdom000
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.