Asylum applications and refugees in Slovakia

234 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2019 in Slovakia - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Afghanistan, Iran and from Ukraine. A total of 53 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 9% answered positively. 91 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. Most successful have been the applications of refugees from Iran and from Afghanistan.

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

Refugee countries by origin and destination

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Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Slovakia

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



Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
Afghanistan 950120.0 % 000
Iran 5151131.3 % 000
Ukraine 160100.0 % 000
India 1500 000
Armenia 14050.0 % 000
Bangladesh 1300 000
Algeria 500 000
Burma 500 000
Pakistan 500 000
Russia 500 000
Sudan 500 000
Turkey 5050.0 % 000
Azerbaijan 0050.0 % 000
Totals 2345489.4 % 000

Asylum applications of refugees from Slovakia

Slovakia is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2019 there have been 58 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from Slovakia in other countries. Most successful have been the applications in Canada and in Sweden.

New Applications



Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
Canada 481411590.4 % 15100100.0 %
Austria 500 000
United States 5050.0 % 000
Sweden 0050.0 % 500
Switzerland 0050.0 % 000
Totals 581413082.5 % 20100100.0 %

National migrant stock from 1990 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 177,190 migrants lived in Slovakia. 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.