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Asylum applications and refugees in Slovenia

5,205 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2021 in Slovenia — according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Afghanistan, Pakistan and from Iran. A total of 62 decisions have been made on initial applications. Around 24% of them were answered positively. 76 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. The most successful have been the applications of refugees from Syria and from Iran.

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

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Incoming asylum applications in Slovenia 2000 to 2021

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

Asylum applications from foreign refugees in Slovenia

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
Afghanistan2,59351033.3 %
Pakistan4910120.0 %
Iran3255550.0 %
Turkey27600
Bangladesh26500
Iraq25400
Morocco162050.0 %
Egypt10700
Syria8950100.0 %
Algeria82050.0 %
Serbia68050.0 %
Nepal5300
Tunisia5300
Gambia4500
Cuba3900
India3400
Somalia3000
Palestine2400
Ghana2400
Guinea2000
Cameroon1900
Mali1700
Burkina Faso1400
Kuwait1200
Togo1100
Albania1000
Senegal1000
Congo (Dem. Republic)900
Central Africa800
Libya800
Russia800
Bolivia500
China500
Eritrea500
Ivory Coast500
Kazakhstan500
Sri Lanka500
Niger500
Nigeria500
Sudan500
Azerbaijan0050.0 %
Totals5,205154724.2 %

Asylum applications of refugees from Slovenia

Slovenia is one of the countries where refugees are not only coming in. In the year 2021, there have been 5 asylum applications received from citizens from Slovenia in other countries.

New Applications

DestinationAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Germany500
Canada0050.0 %
Totals5050.0 %

Reviews

DestinationAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Germany000
Canada500
Totals500


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 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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