Overview of statistical practice
Applications and granting of protection status at first instance: 2022
Limited asylum statistics for 2022 can be found on the website of the Ministry of Interior (MOI). However, MOI did not provide a breakdown on the outcome of the procedure. According to the Ombudsman report, 10,087 intentions to apply for international protection were expressed in border police stations and 137 in airport police stations. During 2022, 21 refugee statuses were granted, while 82 applications for international protection were rejected (63 males and 19 females). They were nationals of Türkiye (29), Iran (9), Russia (8), Cuba (7), Morocco (7), India (5) and other (17).
|Applicants in 2022||Pending at end of 2022||Refugee status||Subsidiary protection||Rejection||Refugee rate||Sub. Prot. rate||Rejection rate|
|Breakdown by countries of origin of the total numbers|
Gender/age breakdown of the total number of applicants: 2022
|Total number of applicants||12,872||–|
|Men (including children)||7,660||59.5%|
|Women (including children)||5,212||40.5%|
Source: Ministry of Interior, Statistics 2022, available at: https://bit.ly/3C0HJuR.
*The number of children was indicated in Ombudsman for children report for 2022, available in Croatian at: https://bit.ly/45Dzl1W.
Comparison between first instance and appeal decision rates: 2022
|Total number of decisions||N/A||36|
 Croatian Law Centre, The Croatian Asylum System in 2022- National Report. The report was prepared as part of the project “Legal Assistance and Capacity Building for Access to Territory and Asylum in Croatia“, with financial support of the UNHCR Croatia: available in English at: https://bit.ly/434T7RL.