Statistics

Romania

Country Report: Statistics Last updated: 30/04/21

Author

Felicia Nica with support from JRS Romania Visit Website

Overview of statistical practice

The General Inspectorate for Immigration (IGI)’s Directorate for Asylum and Integration (DAI) publishes statistical information in its annual reports.

Applications and granting of protection status at first instance: 2020

  (First time) Applicants in 2020 Pending at end of 2020 Refugee status Subsidiary protection Rejection Refugee rate Sub. Prot. rate Rejection rate
Total 6,158 2,217 251 416      
 

Breakdown by countries of origin of the total numbers

 

Afghanistan 2,381 1,437 8 25 342 0,3% 1,1% 14,3%
Syria 1,459 210 87 292 94 5,9% 20,01% 6,44%
Iraq 415 140 8 10 22 1,9% 2,4% 5,3%
Turkey 366 47 4 0 77 1,09% 21,03%
Morocco 232 22 0 0 81 34,9%
Pakistan 199 106 0 0 37 18,5%
Bangladesh 137 42 0 0 27 19,7%
Algeria 135 10 0 0 41 30,3%
Somalia 105 20 33 20 25 31,4% 19,04% 23,8%
Tunisia 97 4 2 0 32 2,06% 32.9%

Source: IGI-DAI. “Rejection” only covers negative decisions on the merit of the application. It does not cover inadmissibility decisions. Refugee status and subsidiary protection columns include both first instance procedure and court decisions, according to IGI-DAI.

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

  Number Percentage
Total number of applicants 6,158  
Men 5,639 91,5%
Women 519 8,4%
Children 1,566 25,4%
Unaccompanied children 980 15,9%

Source: IGI-DAI

Comparison between first instance and appeal decision rates: 2020

Full statistics are not available. In 2020, in first instance 2,480 decisions were issued by IGI-DAI, of which 667 granted a form of international protection (251 refugee status and 416 subsidiary protection), with a recognition rate of 26,89%.[1]

 

 

[1]          IGI-DAI, ‘Benchmarks from the Activity of the Police Officers of the General Inspectorate for Immigration, in 2020’, available in Romanian at: https://bit.ly/3bvqdkE.

Table of contents

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