Statistics

Bulgaria

Country Report: Statistics Last updated: 21/04/21

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Bulgarian Helsinki Committee Visit Website

The State Agency for Refugees (SAR) publishes monthly statistical reports on asylum applicants and main nationalities, as well as overall first instance decisions.[1] Further information is shared with non-governmental organisations in the context of the National Coordination Mechanism. The Ministry of Interior also publishes monthly reports on the migration situation, which include figures on apprehension, capacity and occupancy of reception centres.[2]

 

Applications and granting of protection status at first instance: 2020

 

  Applicants in 2020 Pending at end 2020 Refugee status Subsidiary protection Rejection Refugee rate Sub. Prot. rate Rejection rate
Total 3,525 2,201 105 716 1,374 5% 33% 62%
 

Breakdown by countries of origin of the total numbers

 

Afghanistan 1,736 1,125 3 7 858 0.2% 0.8% 99%
Syria 1,089 608 96 668 6 11% 88% 0.8%
Iraq 239 188 2 22 147 1% 13% 86%
Morocco 114 47 0 0 93 0% 0% 100%
Pakistan 85 42 1 1 55 2% 2% 96%
Iran 45 39 0 2 44 0% 4% 96%
Algeria 38 16 0 0 39 0% 0% 100%
Stateless 24 10 2 9 13 8% 38% 54%
Tunisia 9 12 0 0 6 0% 0% 100%
Egypt 10 0 0 8 0% 0% 100%

Source: SAR.

 

Gender/age breakdown of the total number of applicants: 2020

  Number Percentage
Total number of applicants 3,525 100%
Men 3,161 90%
Women 364 10%
Children 1,125 32%
Unaccompanied children 799 22%

Source: SAR.

 

Comparison between first instance and appeal decision rates: 2020

  First instance Appeal
  Number Percentage Number Percentage
Total number of decisions on merits 2,195 100% 246 11%
Decisions granting international protection 821 38% N/A N/A
 Rejection 1,374 62% 246 18%

Source: SAR.

 

[1]           SAR, Statistics and reports, available at: https://bit.ly/2ur0Y1a. Only the latest available statistics are published at any given time.

[2]           Ministry of Interior, Migration statistics, available at: https://bit.ly/372jvz7.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation