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Refugee Advice Centre provides legal couselling for asylum seekers, refugees and other immigrants in Finland. It is also an independent, non-governmental organization promoting the rights of asylum seekers and refugees in Finland and following the asylum policy of the European Union.
Asylum statistics
04.03.2009

Asylum seekers 2013


A total of 3, 238 persons sought asylum in Finland in 2013. Breakdown according to the country of origin:

1. Iraq 819
2. Russia 246
3. Somalia 217
4. Nigeria 206
5. Afghanistan 199
6. Iran  167
7. Syria 149
8. Algeria 82
9. Unknown 78
10. Morocco 76


Asylum seekers 2012


A total of 3, 129 persons sought asylum in Finland in 2012. Breakdown according to the country of origin:

1. Iraq 837
2. Russia 226
3. Afghanistan 213
4. Somalia 203
5. Syria 183
6. Iran 129
7. Nigeria 99
8. Unknown 94
9. Bosnia and Herzegovina 91
10. Serbia 86


Asylum seekers 2011



A total of 3,088 persons sought asylum in Finland in 2011. Breakdown according to the country of origin:

1. Iraq 586
2. Somalia 356
3. Russia 296
4. Afghanistan 284
5. Iran 124
6. Syria 110
7. Nigeria 105
8. Belarus 84
9. Kosovo 83
10. Serbia 72



Asylum seekers 2010


A total of 4,018 persons sought asylum in Finland in 2010. Breakdown according to the country of origin:

1. Iraq 575
2. Somalia 571
3. Bulgaria 485
4. Russia 436
5. Afghanistan 265
6. Serbia 173
7. Kosovo 148
8. Iran 142
9. Turkey 117
10. Romania 94




Source: Finnish Immigration Service


More statistics:

Finnish Immigration Service
Ministry of the Interior
The UN Refugee Agency UNHCR
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