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Asylum applications and refugees in Latvia

574 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2021 in Latvia — according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Iraq, Afghanistan and from Belarus. A total of 159 decisions have been made on initial applications. Around 42% of them were answered positively. 58 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. The most successful have been the applications of refugees from Belarus and from Afghanistan.

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

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Asylum applications from foreign refugees in Latvia

The 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.

New Applications

OriginAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Iraq3470320.0 %
Afghanistan70220100.0 %
Belarus56340100.0 %
Russia290100.0 %
Azerbaijan170110.0 %
Iran7050.0 %
Ukraine7050.0 %
Syria600
Cameroon5050.0 %
Congo (Dem. Republic)5050.0 %
India500
Sri Lanka500
Pakistan5050.0 %
Turkey550100.0 %
Uzbekistan5050.0 %
Bangladesh0050.0 %
China050100.0 %
Georgia0050.0 %
Totals574669341.5 %

Reviews

OriginAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Iraq000
Afghanistan000
Belarus000
Russia000
Azerbaijan000
Iran000
Ukraine000
Syria000
Cameroon000
Congo (Dem. Republic)000
India000
Sri Lanka000
Pakistan000
Turkey000
Uzbekistan000
Bangladesh000
China000
Georgia000
Totals000

Asylum applications of refugees from Latvia

Latvia is one of the countries where refugees are not only coming in. In the year 2021, there have been 10 asylum applications received from citizens from Latvia in other countries. The most successful have been the applications in Canada.

New Applications

DestinationAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Germany500
United States50170.0 %
Canada050100.0 %
Totals1051722.7 %

Reviews

DestinationAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Germany000
United States1200
Canada500
Totals1700


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 numbers includes granted refugees but no asylum seekers. The data are based on the results of censuses, as well as on estimates and projections from the United Nations Population Division.
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