Statistics

Serbia

Country Report: Statistics Last updated: 23/03/21

Author

Nikola Kovačević

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.

 

Applications and granting of protection status at first instance: 2020

                       

  Applicants in 2020 Pending at end of 2020 Refugee status Subsidiary protection Rejection Refugee rate Sub. Prot. rate Rejection rate
Total 145 88 10 9 51 14.3% 12.9% 72.8%
 

Breakdown by countries of origin of the total numbers

 

Iran 29 N/A 3 1 12 19% 6% 75%
Syria 21 N/A 1 2 0 33.3% 66.7% 0%
Burundi 17 N/A 1 1 12 8% 8% 84%
Iraq 12 N/A 1 0 2 33.3% 0% 66.7%
Ghana 12 N/A 0 0 1 0% 0% 100%
Turkey 5 N/A 0 0 1 0% 0% 100%
Afghanistan 4 N/A 2 2 3 28.5% 28.5% 43%
Libya 4 N/A 0 0 1 0% 0% 100%
North Macedonia 4 N/A 0 0 2 0% 0% 100%
Somalia 3 N/A 0 2 1 0% 66,7% 33.3%

 Source: UNHCR Office in Serbia.

 

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

 

  Number Percentage
Total number of applicants 145 100%
Men 104 72%
Women 41 28%
Children 28 19%
Unaccompanied children 5 3,5%

 

 

Comparison between first instance and appeal decision rates: 2020

 

  First instance Appeal[1]
  Number Percentage Number Percentage
Total number of decisions 70 100% 62 100%
Positive decisions 19 27.2% 10 16%
  • Refugee status
9 14,3% 0 0%
  • Subsidiary protection
10 12,9% 0 0%
Negative decisions 51 72,8% 52 84%

Source: UNHCR office in Serbia and Asylum Commission. Note that the 10 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.

 

[1]           This table does not contain the data on decisions in which Asylum Commission upheld an appeal and referred case back to the Asylum Office.

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