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In 2020, Lithuania reported 321 registered asylum-seekers, the majority coming from Russia, Belarus and Tajikistan.

UNHCR is represented in Lithuania with a liaison office located in Vilnius. The office is part of UNHCR’s Representation for the Nordic and Baltic Countries, which has been active in the region since 1985 and is responsible for Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, and Sweden.

For more information for refugees and asylum-seekers in the Nordic and Baltic Countries, go to this page.

The UN Refugee Agency’s work in the Nordic and Baltic countries focuses on supporting governments in implementing legal instruments related to asylum and statelessness and ensuring that all people of concern to UNHCR in the region enjoy access to their rights in these areas. UNHCR also focuses on raising awareness and mobilizing support for the organization’s global efforts to protect people forced to flee.

Additional information

For information about our work in Lithuania:


Are you a refugee or asylum-seeker in Lithuania? Find information about your rights and available services on our HELP site.

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Lithuania website

Visit the UNHCR Lithuania website for more information on our work in the area and the latest local news and stories.

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Legislation and guidance

For legislation, case law and UNHCR policy relating to claims for international protection, visit Refworld.

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