Liechtenstein hosts 131 refugees and other persons of concern, while 40 people applied for asylum in 2020. Most persons of concern were coming from Iraq, Albania, Somalia and Ukraine. 

UNHCR in Switzerland and Liechtenstein monitors the implementation of international standards and engages with its national partners in public advocacy for the rights and well-being of persons of concern. It regularly exchanges with persons of concern. UNHCR is also involved in public information, awareness-raising activities, and the mobilization of support for the organization’s global efforts to protect people forced to flee.

UNHCR has no formal role in the national asylum procedures and does, in general, not intervene in separate cases nor provide individual legal representation or counselling. 

For information about our work in Liechtenstein:

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

Contact Information

For information about our operation in Liechtenstein, please contact us through our Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.