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.
Applications and granting of protection status at first instance: 2021
|Applicants in 2021||Pending at end 2021||Refugee status||Subsidiary protection||Rejection||Refugee rate||Sub. Prot. rate||Rejection rate|
|Total||175||–||6||6||39||12 %||12 %||76 %|
|Breakdown by countries of origin of the total numbers|
|Burundi||29||–||2||1||5||25 %||12.5 %||62.5 %|
|Afghanistan||22||–||0||1||0||0 %||100 %||0 %|
|Iran||20||–||1||0||8||12.5 %||0 %||87.5 %|
|Syria||16||–||0||2||1||0 %||66,7 %||33.3 %|
|Pakistan||8||–||1||0||1||50 %||0 %||50 %|
|Turkey||8||–||0||0||6||0 %||0 %||100 %|
|Iraq||6||–||2||0||0||100 %||0 %||0 %|
|Cuba||5||–||0||0||4||0 %||0 %||100 %|
|Congo||5||–||0||0||1||0 %||0 %||100 %|
|DR Congo||5||–||0||0||0||0 %||0 %||0 %|
Source: UNHCR Office in Serbia.
Gender/age breakdown of the total number of applicants: 2021
|Total number of applicants||175||100%|
Comparison between first instance and appeal decision rates: 2021
|Total number of decisions||51||100%||74||100%|
Source: Asylum Commission response to the request for the information of public importance no. 27-A-1169-82/18 from 14 February 2022.
Note that 11 out of 19 positive decisions at Appeals stage refer to appeals that were upheld and sent back to the Asylum Office, i.e. they did not grant international protection. 8 out of 19 positive decisions refer to the cases in which the Administrative Court, as the third instance body, upheld the complaint against Asylum Commission decision and sent back the case to the second instance body. In all 8 cases, Asylum Commission referred the case back to the Asylum Office. The number of second instance decisions refers to appeals lodged against inadmissibility decisions, as well as decisions on discontinuation of asylum procedure or other decisions of procedural nature. Thus, it is not possible to determine how many of 74 decisions of Asylum Commission were related to cases decided in merits.
 This table does not contain the data on decisions in which Asylum Commission upheld an appeal and referred case back to the Asylum Office.