Enforcement of immigration Legislation
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Enforcement of immigration legislation (EIL) data contain statistical information based on Article 5 and 7 of the Council Regulation (EC) no 862/2007 with reference to:

  • Third country nationals refused entry at the external border by type of border; ground for refusal and citizenship;
  • Third country nationals found to be illegally present by age; sex and citizenship;
  • Third country nationals ordered to leave by citizenship;
  • Third country nationals returned following an order to leave by citizenship.

The EIL statistics based on Article 5 and 7 of the Council Regulation (EC) no 862/2007 are collected by Eurostat on an annual basis. All of the data collected are disaggregated by citizenship. Data on refused entries are disaggregated by border type and grounds for refusal (article 5 of the Schengen Borders Code). Data on persons found to be illegally present are also disaggregated by sex and age. EIL data are based on administrative sources and are provided mainly by the Ministries of Interior or related Immigration Agencies. The dissemination of the data is mainly in March of each year for the previous reference year; depending on the data availability. On a voluntary basis; Eurostat further collects information on those persons who are recorded as having returned to a third country (as opposed to being returned to another EU Member State).

Data have been rounded to the nearest 5. Due to the rounding; the sum of third country nationals may not necessarily match all-over total.

Statistics are based on administrative data provided by the national authorities in line with the requirements of Regulation 0862/2007 on the European statistics on migration and international protection.

The following statistics are available:

Table codeDescription
migr_eiordThird country nationals ordered to leave - annual data (rounded)
migr_eipreThird country nationals found to be illegally present - annual data (rounded)
migr_eirfsThird country nationals refused entry at the external borders - annual data (rounded)
migr_eirt_agrThird-country nationals who have left the territory to a third country by type of agreement procedure and citizenship
migr_eirt_assThird-country nationals who have left the territory by type of assistance received and citizenship
migr_eirt_desThird-country nationals who have left the territory to a third country by destination country and citizenship
migr_eirt_volThird-country nationals who have left the territory by type of return and citizenship
migr_eirtnThird country nationals returned following an order to leave - annual data (rounded)

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Additional Info

Dataset ID migr_eil
Data Frequency annual
Temporal Coverage Start 2008
Status Active
Spatial Coverage European Union ; Iceland ; Liechtenstein ; Norway ; Switzerland
Mode Database
Data Type statistical
Accessed On 2019-10-08
Category official statistics

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