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Asylum applications and refugees in Slovenia

3,613 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2019 in Slovenia - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Algeria, Morocco and from Pakistan. A total of 545 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 14% answered positively. 86 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. Most successful have been the applications of refugees from Somalia and from Turkey.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of incoming asylum applications in Slovenia 2000 to 2019

The top line represents the total number of asylum applications (first applications + reviews). Below there are the number of recognized refugees (green) and the rejected applications (red).

Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Slovenia

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
Algeria1,01101200.0 %
Morocco7210530.0 %
Pakistan5240260.0 %
Afghanistan4155736.4 %
Bangladesh175050.0 %
Tunisia1280170.0 %
Iran119103721.3 %
Iraq8753213.5 %
Turkey68281073.7 %
Syria63161453.3 %
Libya510180.0 %
West Bank45050.0 %
Egypt4000
Cuba280100.0 %
India2700
Sri Lanka1400
Nigeria11050.0 %
Serbia110160.0 %
Azerbaijan1000
Russia105550.0 %
Tajikistan1000
Albania500
Bosnia and Herzegovina5050.0 %
China500
Eritrea5050.0 %
Gambia5050.0 %
Somalia550100.0 %
Vietnam500
Yemen500
unknown5050.0 %
Congo (Dem. Republic)0050.0 %
Totals3,6137447113.6 %

Reviews

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Algeria5400
Morocco2500
Pakistan2100
Afghanistan2300
Bangladesh500
Tunisia500
Iran2700
Iraq2100
Turkey1800
Syria1600
Libya500
West Bank000
Egypt000
Cuba000
India000
Sri Lanka000
Nigeria000
Serbia1000
Azerbaijan000
Russia500
Tajikistan500
Albania000
Bosnia and Herzegovina000
China000
Eritrea500
Gambia000
Somalia000
Vietnam000
Yemen000
unknown000
Congo (Dem. Republic)000
Totals24500


National migrant stock from 1990 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 235,966 migrants lived in Slovenia. 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.