Refugees in Lithuania

412 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2016 in Lithuania - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Syria, Russia and from Iraq. A total of 19 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 37% answered positively. 63 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. Most successful have been the applications of refugees from Syria and from Ukraine.

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

Refugee countries by origin and destination

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Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Lithuania

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2016. 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



Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
Syria 16570100.0 % 000
Russia 5900 000
Iraq 3800 000
Afghanistan 3200 000
Ukraine 280120.0 % 000
Tajikistan 1800 000
Armenia 1300 000
Belarus 1200 000
stateless 1200 000
Kyrgyzstan 900 000
Azerbaijan 700 000
Georgia 700 000
Cuba 600 000
Turkey 600 000
Totals 41271236.8 % 000

Asylum applications of refugees from Lithuania

Lithuania is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2016 there have been 25 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from Lithuania in other countries. Most successful have been the applications in the United Kingdom.

New Applications



Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
United Kingdom 150190.0 % 000
United States 1000 000
Totals 250190.0 % 000

National migrant stock from 1995 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 136,036 migrants lived in Lithuania. 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.