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Asylum applications and refugees in Slovenia

3,458 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2020 in Slovenia - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Morocco, Afghanistan and from Pakistan. A total of 727 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 10% answered positively. 90 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. Most successful have been the applications of refugees from West Bank and from Turkey.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of incoming asylum applications in Slovenia 2000 to 2020

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 2020. 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
Morocco1,21701930.0 %
Afghanistan74251094.4 %
Pakistan4950570.0 %
Algeria2770720.0 %
Bangladesh150050.0 %
Egypt14700
Iraq84105315.9 %
Iran56113523.9 %
Syria56141058.3 %
Turkey55171063.0 %
Tunisia280120.0 %
Serbia240100.0 %
India200100.0 %
Eritrea1851229.4 %
Sri Lanka150240.0 %
Libya1400
Sudan1100
West Bank1013572.2 %
Nepal900
Yemen80100.0 %
Russia7050.0 %
Bosnia and Herzegovina500
Togo500
Ukraine5050.0 %
Azerbaijan0050.0 %
Gambia0050.0 %
Nigeria0050.0 %
Totals3,4587565210.3 %

Reviews

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Morocco1400
Afghanistan1200
Pakistan600
Algeria3600
Bangladesh000
Egypt000
Iraq500
Iran800
Syria500
Turkey700
Tunisia000
Serbia000
India000
Eritrea000
Sri Lanka000
Libya000
Sudan000
West Bank000
Nepal000
Yemen000
Russia000
Bosnia and Herzegovina000
Togo000
Ukraine000
Azerbaijan500
Gambia000
Nigeria000
Totals9800


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.