Statistics

Serbia

Country Report: Statistics Last updated: 10/07/24

Author

Nikola Kovačević

Overview of statistical practice

The Asylum Office does not publish statistics on asylum applications and decisions. Basic figures are published by UNHCR, but on the basis of information provided by the Asylum Office. Positive and negative decision rates are weighed against the total number of decisions in the same timeframe. It does not refer to the number of persons, which is higher than the number of decisions. One decision can encompass two or more asylum seekers. It is also important to note that decision on discontinuing asylum procedure due to absconding is still the most common decision and that is the reason why in relation to many nationalities there are no decision in merits (e.g. India, Tunisia and Armenia in 2022).

Applications and granting of protection status at first instance: 2022

  Applicants in 2022 Pending at end of 2022 Refugee status Subsidiary protection Rejection Refugee rate Sub. Prot. rate Rejection rate
Total 320 Not Available 6 14 48 9% 20% 71%
 

Breakdown by countries of origin of the total numbers

 

Burundi 156 N/A 1 0 14 7% 0% 93%
Cuba 40 N/A 0 1 7 0% 12,5% 87,5%
Russian Federation 20 N/A 0 0 1 0% 0% 100%
Syria 14 N/A 0 7 1 0% 87,5% 12,5%
Afghanistan 7 N/A 1 2 0 33,3% 66,6% 0%
Ukraine 6 2 1 1 0 50% 50% 0%
Guinea-Bissau 6 N/A 0 0 3 0% 0% 100%
India 6 N/A 0 0 0 0% 0% 100%
Tunis 5 N/A 0 0 1 0% 0% 0%
Armenia 5 N/A 0 0 0 0% 0% 0%

 Source: UNHCR Office in Serbia.

Gender/age breakdown of the total number of applicants: 2022

Number

 

Percentage

 

Total number of persons expressed their intention to lodge asylum application in the

 

4,181

 

100%

 

Men

 

3,731

 

89%

 

Women

 

450

 

11%

 

Children

 

679

 

16%

 

Unaccompanied and separated children 82 2%

Source: UNHCR Office in Serbia and Ministry of Interior.

[Note: The gender breakdown (Men/Women) for asylum applicants was not provided by the Asylum Office in 2022, but only breakdown of persons who expressed their intention to lodge asylum application, and in line with the Article 35 (11) of the Asylum and Temporary Protection Act.]

Comparison between first instance and appeal decision rates: 2022

 

 

First instance

 

Appeal

 

 

 

Number

 

Percentage

 

Number

 

Percentage

 

Total number of decisions

 

68

 

100%

 

48

 

100%

 

Positive decisions

 

20

 

29%

 

8

 

18%

 

  • Refugee status

 

6

 

9%

 

0

 

0%

 

  • Subsidiary protection

 

14

 

20%

 

0

 

0%

 

Negative decisions 48 71% 36 82%

Source: UNHCR and Asylum Commission response to the request for the information on public importance no. 27-A-128-9/22-KA of 8 February 2023.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection