Asylum requests; international

Asylum requests; international

Countries Periods Total asylum requests (x 1 000) First asylum requests (x 1 000)
Bulgaria 2021* 11.0 10.9
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table contains data on the total number of asylum applications submitted and the number of first asylum applications in various countries in Europe and the European Union.
The figures for the countries in this table come from Eurostat; the statistical office of the European Union.
The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020. Until then, the United Kingdom was part of the EU28.

Data available from: 2008.

Status of the figures:
The data are final, except for the year 2021.

Changes as of 29 July 2022:
The underlying coding of classification countries (Montenegro) used in this table has been adjusted.
It is now in line with the standard encoding defined by CBS.
The structure and data of the table have not been adjusted.

When will new figures be published?
The Figures for 2022 will be published in April 2023.

Description topics

Total asylum requests
The total number of asylum requests is the sum of the number of first
asylum requests and the number of subsequent asylum requests.

An asylum seeker may submit more than one request. For example, in the
situation that there are new relevant facts, a subsequent request may be
submitted.
First asylum requests
First asylum requests are requests by persons from another country seeking permission to be admitted as refugees. These requests are submitted by persons who have left their own country for various reasons in order to seek protection or asylum in another country.