About Migration in Numbers

Migration is a topic that receives wide public interest. However, debates on this topic are frequently based on emotions rather than facts. This website aims to provide simple, objective, and reliable answers to difficult questions. Key questions such as - how many Lithuanians have emigrated, are there a lot of foreigners in the country, how does Lithuania look among other states, - are answered with the help of maps, charts and graphs. Analysis of trends and figures is provided next to the graphic material to allow visitors to better understand migration processes over time.

The Migration in Numbers website is a joint project of six institutions – Ministry of the Interior, Statistics Lithuania, Migration department, Lithuanian Labour Exchange, European Migration Network (EMN), International Organization for Migration (IOM) Vilnius Office.

Website Migration in Numbers was initiated by the EMN. EMN is a network of migration specialists from the European Commission, 27 EU Member States and Norway. It aims to collect, analyse and share up-to-date information in the areas of migration and asylum. IOM Vilnius Office represents the Government of Lithuania in the EMN. More about EMN.

Reference to the information source of the Migration in Numbers website must be given when citing the information.


Did you know that…


foreigners reside in the EU (EMN).


of Lithuanian residents view immigration positively (Win-Gallup International). In comparison, in Germany 38%, in Finland 43% and in Poland 17% of residents see immigration as a positive phenomenon.


non-EU citizens were not allowed to enter the EU (EMN).