Quota refugees submit 2 applications for family reunification

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Of the refugees relocated to Estonia under the European Union's relocation plan, two have submitted applications for reuniting with their families.

The Estonian Police and Border Guard Board has this year received a total of 11 family reunification applications, a spokesperson for the agency that also deals with migration and citizenship told BNS. This means that a person granted international protection in Estonia wishes to bring members of his or her family here as well.

The applications filed this year involve a total of 36 people. The spokesperson said two reunification applications have been turned down and one is being processed.

Two of the applications were submitted by persons relocated to Estonia under the EU migrant program.

The law treats spouses, unmarried and under-age children, unmarried and under-age children in guardianship, and parents and grandparents dependent on persons granted protection or their spouses as family members of a person granted international protection.

International protection has been granted to a total of 144 individuals this year. Estonia has to date accepted 68 war refugees under the EU migrant program. Four of them are unmarried men.