Asylum requests; international, 1990 - 2009

Asylum requests; international, 1990 - 2009

Countries Periods Asylum requests (x 1 000)
EU-27 1990 406
EU-27 1991 515
EU-27 1992 679
EU-27 1993 520
EU-27 1994 312
EU-27 1995 278
EU-27 1996 241
EU-27 1997 261
EU-27 1998 330
EU-27 1999 425
EU-27 2000 427
EU-27 2001 444
EU-27 2002 430
EU-27 2003 349
EU-27 2004 282
EU-27 2005 241
EU-27 2006 201
EU-27 2007 224
EU-27 2008 239
EU-27 2009 246
EU-15 (EU-member before May 1th, 2004) 1990 400
EU-15 (EU-member before May 1th, 2004) 1991 510
EU-15 (EU-member before May 1th, 2004) 1992 675
EU-15 (EU-member before May 1th, 2004) 1993 516
EU-15 (EU-member before May 1th, 2004) 1994 310
EU-15 (EU-member before May 1th, 2004) 1995 275
EU-15 (EU-member before May 1th, 2004) 1996 233
EU-15 (EU-member before May 1th, 2004) 1997 252
EU-15 (EU-member before May 1th, 2004) 1998 311
EU-15 (EU-member before May 1th, 2004) 1999 397
EU-15 (EU-member before May 1th, 2004) 2000 391
EU-15 (EU-member before May 1th, 2004) 2001 395
EU-15 (EU-member before May 1th, 2004) 2002 393
EU-15 (EU-member before May 1th, 2004) 2003 309
EU-15 (EU-member before May 1th, 2004) 2004 241
EU-15 (EU-member before May 1th, 2004) 2005 213
EU-15 (EU-member before May 1th, 2004) 2006 181
EU-15 (EU-member before May 1th, 2004) 2007 198
EU-15 (EU-member before May 1th, 2004) 2008 217
EU-15 (EU-member before May 1th, 2004) 2009 221
12 member states (after May 1th. 2004) 1990 5
12 member states (after May 1th. 2004) 1991 6
12 member states (after May 1th. 2004) 1992 3
12 member states (after May 1th. 2004) 1993 4
12 member states (after May 1th. 2004) 1994 2
12 member states (after May 1th. 2004) 1995 4
12 member states (after May 1th. 2004) 1996 7
12 member states (after May 1th. 2004) 1997 9
12 member states (after May 1th. 2004) 1998 18
12 member states (after May 1th. 2004) 1999 28
12 member states (after May 1th. 2004) 2000 36
12 member states (after May 1th. 2004) 2001 49
12 member states (after May 1th. 2004) 2002 36
12 member states (after May 1th. 2004) 2003 40
12 member states (after May 1th. 2004) 2004 41
12 member states (after May 1th. 2004) 2005 28
12 member states (after May 1th. 2004) 2006 20
12 member states (after May 1th. 2004) 2007 26
12 member states (after May 1th. 2004) 2008 22
12 member states (after May 1th. 2004) 2009 25
Austria 1990 23
Austria 1991 27
Austria 1992 16
Austria 1993 5
Austria 1994 5
Austria 1995 6
Austria 1996 7
Austria 1997 7
Austria 1998 14
Austria 1999 20
Austria 2000 18
Austria 2001 30
Austria 2002 39
Austria 2003 32
Austria 2004 25
Austria 2005 22
Austria 2006 13
Austria 2007 12
Austria 2008 13
Austria 2009 16
Belgium 1990 13
Belgium 1991 15
Belgium 1992 18
Belgium 1993 27
Belgium 1994 14
Belgium 1995 11
Belgium 1996 12
Belgium 1997 12
Belgium 1998 22
Belgium 1999 36
Belgium 2000 43
Belgium 2001 25
Belgium 2002 19
Belgium 2003 17
Belgium 2004 15
Belgium 2005 16
Belgium 2006 12
Belgium 2007 11
Belgium 2008 12
Belgium 2009 17
Bulgaria 1990 -
Bulgaria 1991 0
Bulgaria 1992 0
Bulgaria 1993 -
Bulgaria 1994 -
Bulgaria 1995 1
Bulgaria 1996 0
Bulgaria 1997 0
Bulgaria 1998 1
Bulgaria 1999 1
Bulgaria 2000 2
Bulgaria 2001 2
Bulgaria 2002 3
Bulgaria 2003 2
Bulgaria 2004 1
Bulgaria 2005 1
Bulgaria 2006 1
Bulgaria 2007 1
Bulgaria 2008 1
Bulgaria 2009 1
Cyprus 1990 -
Cyprus 1991 -
Cyprus 1992 -
Cyprus 1993 -
Cyprus 1994 -
Cyprus 1995 0
Cyprus 1996 0
Cyprus 1997 0
Cyprus 1998 0
Cyprus 1999 1
Cyprus 2000 1
Cyprus 2001 2
Cyprus 2002 1
Cyprus 2003 4
Cyprus 2004 10
Cyprus 2005 8
Cyprus 2006 5
Cyprus 2007 7
Cyprus 2008 4
Cyprus 2009 3
Czech Republic 1990 2
Czech Republic 1991 2
Czech Republic 1992 1
Czech Republic 1993 2
Czech Republic 1994 1
Czech Republic 1995 1
Czech Republic 1996 2
Czech Republic 1997 2
Czech Republic 1998 4
Czech Republic 1999 7
Czech Republic 2000 9
Czech Republic 2001 18
Czech Republic 2002 8
Czech Republic 2003 11
Czech Republic 2004 5
Czech Republic 2005 4
Czech Republic 2006 3
Czech Republic 2007 2
Czech Republic 2008 2
Czech Republic 2009 1
Denmark 1990 5
Denmark 1991 5
Denmark 1992 14
Denmark 1993 14
Denmark 1994 7
Denmark 1995 5
Denmark 1996 6
Denmark 1997 5
Denmark 1998 9
Denmark 1999 12
Denmark 2000 12
Denmark 2001 13
Denmark 2002 6
Denmark 2003 5
Denmark 2004 3
Denmark 2005 2
Denmark 2006 2
Denmark 2007 2
Denmark 2008 2
Denmark 2009 4
Estonia 1990 -
Estonia 1991 -
Estonia 1992 -
Estonia 1993 -
Estonia 1994 -
Estonia 1995 -
Estonia 1996 -
Estonia 1997 -
Estonia 1998 0
Estonia 1999 0
Estonia 2000 -
Estonia 2001 0
Estonia 2002 0
Estonia 2003 0
Estonia 2004 0
Estonia 2005 0
Estonia 2006 0
Estonia 2007 0
Estonia 2008 0
Estonia 2009 0
Finland 1990 3
Finland 1991 2
Finland 1992 4
Finland 1993 2
Finland 1994 1
Finland 1995 1
Finland 1996 1
Finland 1997 1
Finland 1998 1
Finland 1999 3
Finland 2000 3
Finland 2001 2
Finland 2002 3
Finland 2003 3
Finland 2004 4
Finland 2005 4
Finland 2006 2
Finland 2007 1
Finland 2008 4
Finland 2009 6
France 1990 55
France 1991 47
France 1992 29
France 1993 28
France 1994 26
France 1995 20
France 1996 17
France 1997 21
France 1998 22
France 1999 31
France 2000 39
France 2001 54
France 2002 59
France 2003 60
France 2004 59
France 2005 50
France 2006 31
France 2007 29
France 2008 35
France 2009 42
Germany 1990 193
Germany 1991 256
Germany 1992 438
Germany 1993 323
Germany 1994 127
Germany 1995 128
Germany 1996 116
Germany 1997 104
Germany 1998 99
Germany 1999 95
Germany 2000 79
Germany 2001 88
Germany 2002 71
Germany 2003 51
Germany 2004 36
Germany 2005 29
Germany 2006 21
Germany 2007 19
Germany 2008 22
Germany 2009 28
Greece 1990 6
Greece 1991 3
Greece 1992 2
Greece 1993 1
Greece 1994 1
Greece 1995 1
Greece 1996 2
Greece 1997 4
Greece 1998 3
Greece 1999 2
Greece 2000 3
Greece 2001 6
Greece 2002 6
Greece 2003 8
Greece 2004 4
Greece 2005 9
Greece 2006 12
Greece 2007 25
Greece 2008 20
Greece 2009 16
Hungary 1990 4
Hungary 1991 1
Hungary 1992 0
Hungary 1993 0
Hungary 1994 0
Hungary 1995 0
Hungary 1996 0
Hungary 1997 0
Hungary 1998 7
Hungary 1999 12
Hungary 2000 8
Hungary 2001 10
Hungary 2002 6
Hungary 2003 2
Hungary 2004 2
Hungary 2005 2
Hungary 2006 2
Hungary 2007 3
Hungary 2008 3
Hungary 2009 5
Ireland 1990 -
Ireland 1991 0
Ireland 1992 0
Ireland 1993 0
Ireland 1994 0
Ireland 1995 0
Ireland 1996 1
Ireland 1997 4
Ireland 1998 5
Ireland 1999 8
Ireland 2000 11
Ireland 2001 10
Ireland 2002 12
Ireland 2003 8
Ireland 2004 5
Ireland 2005 4
Ireland 2006 4
Ireland 2007 4
Ireland 2008 4
Ireland 2009 3
Italy 1990 5
Italy 1991 23
Italy 1992 6
Italy 1993 2
Italy 1994 2
Italy 1995 2
Italy 1996 1
Italy 1997 2
Italy 1998 11
Italy 1999 33
Italy 2000 16
Italy 2001 10
Italy 2002 16
Italy 2003 13
Italy 2004 10
Italy 2005 10
Italy 2006 10
Italy 2007 14
Italy 2008 30
Italy 2009 18
Latvia 1990 -
Latvia 1991 -
Latvia 1992 -
Latvia 1993 -
Latvia 1994 -
Latvia 1995 -
Latvia 1996 -
Latvia 1997 -
Latvia 1998 0
Latvia 1999 0
Latvia 2000 -
Latvia 2001 0
Latvia 2002 0
Latvia 2003 0
Latvia 2004 0
Latvia 2005 0
Latvia 2006 0
Latvia 2007 0
Latvia 2008 0
Latvia 2009 0
Lithuania 1990 -
Lithuania 1991 -
Lithuania 1992 -
Lithuania 1993 -
Lithuania 1994 -
Lithuania 1995 -
Lithuania 1996 -
Lithuania 1997 0
Lithuania 1998 0
Lithuania 1999 0
Lithuania 2000 0
Lithuania 2001 0
Lithuania 2002 0
Lithuania 2003 0
Lithuania 2004 0
Lithuania 2005 0
Lithuania 2006 0
Lithuania 2007 0
Lithuania 2008 0
Lithuania 2009 0
Luxembourg 1990 0
Luxembourg 1991 -
Luxembourg 1992 -
Luxembourg 1993 -
Luxembourg 1994 -
Luxembourg 1995 0
Luxembourg 1996 0
Luxembourg 1997 0
Luxembourg 1998 2
Luxembourg 1999 3
Luxembourg 2000 1
Luxembourg 2001 1
Luxembourg 2002 1
Luxembourg 2003 2
Luxembourg 2004 2
Luxembourg 2005 1
Luxembourg 2006 1
Luxembourg 2007 0
Luxembourg 2008 0
Luxembourg 2009 1
Malta 1990 -
Malta 1991 0
Malta 1992 0
Malta 1993 -
Malta 1994 -
Malta 1995 0
Malta 1996 0
Malta 1997 0
Malta 1998 0
Malta 1999 0
Malta 2000 0
Malta 2001 0
Malta 2002 0
Malta 2003 1
Malta 2004 1
Malta 2005 1
Malta 2006 1
Malta 2007 1
Malta 2008 3
Malta 2009 2
Netherlands, total asylum requests 1990 21
Netherlands, total asylum requests 1991 22
Netherlands, total asylum requests 1992 20
Netherlands, total asylum requests 1993 35
Netherlands, total asylum requests 1994 53
Netherlands, total asylum requests 1995 29
Netherlands, total asylum requests 1996 22
Netherlands, total asylum requests 1997 34
Netherlands, total asylum requests 1998 45
Netherlands, total asylum requests 1999 43
Netherlands, total asylum requests 2000 44
Netherlands, total asylum requests 2001 33
Netherlands, total asylum requests 2002 19
Netherlands, total asylum requests 2003 13
Netherlands, total asylum requests 2004 10
Netherlands, total asylum requests 2005 12
Netherlands, total asylum requests 2006 14
Netherlands, total asylum requests 2007 10
Netherlands, total asylum requests 2008 15
Netherlands, total asylum requests 2009 16
Netherlands, first asylum requests 1990 -
Netherlands, first asylum requests 1991 -
Netherlands, first asylum requests 1992 -
Netherlands, first asylum requests 1993 -
Netherlands, first asylum requests 1994 -
Netherlands, first asylum requests 1995 -
Netherlands, first asylum requests 1996 -
Netherlands, first asylum requests 1997 -
Netherlands, first asylum requests 1998 -
Netherlands, first asylum requests 1999 -
Netherlands, first asylum requests 2000 -
Netherlands, first asylum requests 2001 -
Netherlands, first asylum requests 2002 -
Netherlands, first asylum requests 2003 -
Netherlands, first asylum requests 2004 -
Netherlands, first asylum requests 2005 -
Netherlands, first asylum requests 2006 -
Netherlands, first asylum requests 2007 7
Netherlands, first asylum requests 2008 13
Netherlands, first asylum requests 2009 15
Netherlands, follow-up asylum requests 1990 -
Netherlands, follow-up asylum requests 1991 -
Netherlands, follow-up asylum requests 1992 -
Netherlands, follow-up asylum requests 1993 -
Netherlands, follow-up asylum requests 1994 -
Netherlands, follow-up asylum requests 1995 -
Netherlands, follow-up asylum requests 1996 -
Netherlands, follow-up asylum requests 1997 -
Netherlands, follow-up asylum requests 1998 -
Netherlands, follow-up asylum requests 1999 -
Netherlands, follow-up asylum requests 2000 -
Netherlands, follow-up asylum requests 2001 -
Netherlands, follow-up asylum requests 2002 -
Netherlands, follow-up asylum requests 2003 -
Netherlands, follow-up asylum requests 2004 -
Netherlands, follow-up asylum requests 2005 -
Netherlands, follow-up asylum requests 2006 -
Netherlands, follow-up asylum requests 2007 2
Netherlands, follow-up asylum requests 2008 2
Netherlands, follow-up asylum requests 2009 1
Poland 1990 -
Poland 1991 2
Poland 1992 1
Poland 1993 1
Poland 1994 1
Poland 1995 1
Poland 1996 3
Poland 1997 4
Poland 1998 3
Poland 1999 3
Poland 2000 5
Poland 2001 5
Poland 2002 5
Poland 2003 7
Poland 2004 8
Poland 2005 7
Poland 2006 4
Poland 2007 7
Poland 2008 7
Poland 2009 11
Portugal 1990 0
Portugal 1991 0
Portugal 1992 1
Portugal 1993 2
Portugal 1994 1
Portugal 1995 0
Portugal 1996 0
Portugal 1997 0
Portugal 1998 0
Portugal 1999 0
Portugal 2000 0
Portugal 2001 0
Portugal 2002 0
Portugal 2003 0
Portugal 2004 0
Portugal 2005 0
Portugal 2006 0
Portugal 2007 0
Portugal 2008 0
Portugal 2009 0
Romania 1990 -
Romania 1991 1
Romania 1992 1
Romania 1993 -
Romania 1994 -
Romania 1995 -
Romania 1996 1
Romania 1997 1
Romania 1998 1
Romania 1999 2
Romania 2000 1
Romania 2001 2
Romania 2002 1
Romania 2003 1
Romania 2004 1
Romania 2005 1
Romania 2006 0
Romania 2007 1
Romania 2008 1
Romania 2009 1
Slovak Republic 1990 -
Slovak Republic 1991 -
Slovak Republic 1992 0
Slovak Republic 1993 0
Slovak Republic 1994 0
Slovak Republic 1995 0
Slovak Republic 1996 0
Slovak Republic 1997 1
Slovak Republic 1998 1
Slovak Republic 1999 1
Slovak Republic 2000 2
Slovak Republic 2001 8
Slovak Republic 2002 10
Slovak Republic 2003 10
Slovak Republic 2004 11
Slovak Republic 2005 4
Slovak Republic 2006 3
Slovak Republic 2007 3
Slovak Republic 2008 1
Slovak Republic 2009 1
Slovenia 1990 -
Slovenia 1991 -
Slovenia 1992 -
Slovenia 1993 -
Slovenia 1994 -
Slovenia 1995 -
Slovenia 1996 0
Slovenia 1997 0
Slovenia 1998 1
Slovenia 1999 1
Slovenia 2000 9
Slovenia 2001 2
Slovenia 2002 1
Slovenia 2003 1
Slovenia 2004 1
Slovenia 2005 2
Slovenia 2006 1
Slovenia 2007 0
Slovenia 2008 0
Slovenia 2009 0
Spain 1990 9
Spain 1991 8
Spain 1992 12
Spain 1993 13
Spain 1994 12
Spain 1995 6
Spain 1996 5
Spain 1997 5
Spain 1998 7
Spain 1999 8
Spain 2000 8
Spain 2001 9
Spain 2002 6
Spain 2003 6
Spain 2004 6
Spain 2005 5
Spain 2006 5
Spain 2007 8
Spain 2008 5
Spain 2009 3
Sweden 1990 29
Sweden 1991 27
Sweden 1992 84
Sweden 1993 38
Sweden 1994 19
Sweden 1995 9
Sweden 1996 6
Sweden 1997 10
Sweden 1998 13
Sweden 1999 11
Sweden 2000 16
Sweden 2001 24
Sweden 2002 33
Sweden 2003 31
Sweden 2004 23
Sweden 2005 18
Sweden 2006 24
Sweden 2007 36
Sweden 2008 24
Sweden 2009 24
United Kingdom 1990 38
United Kingdom 1991 73
United Kingdom 1992 32
United Kingdom 1993 28
United Kingdom 1994 42
United Kingdom 1995 55
United Kingdom 1996 37
United Kingdom 1997 42
United Kingdom 1998 59
United Kingdom 1999 91
United Kingdom 2000 99
United Kingdom 2001 92
United Kingdom 2002 103
United Kingdom 2003 60
United Kingdom 2004 41
United Kingdom 2005 31
United Kingdom 2006 28
United Kingdom 2007 28
United Kingdom 2008 31
United Kingdom 2009 30
Norway 1990 4
Norway 1991 5
Norway 1992 5
Norway 1993 13
Norway 1994 3
Norway 1995 1
Norway 1996 2
Norway 1997 2
Norway 1998 8
Norway 1999 10
Norway 2000 11
Norway 2001 15
Norway 2002 17
Norway 2003 16
Norway 2004 8
Norway 2005 5
Norway 2006 5
Norway 2007 7
Norway 2008 14
Norway 2009 17
Switzerland 1990 36
Switzerland 1991 42
Switzerland 1992 18
Switzerland 1993 25
Switzerland 1994 16
Switzerland 1995 17
Switzerland 1996 18
Switzerland 1997 24
Switzerland 1998 41
Switzerland 1999 46
Switzerland 2000 18
Switzerland 2001 21
Switzerland 2002 26
Switzerland 2003 21
Switzerland 2004 15
Switzerland 2005 11
Switzerland 2006 11
Switzerland 2007 11
Switzerland 2008 17
Switzerland 2009 14
Australia 1990 12
Australia 1991 17
Australia 1992 6
Australia 1993 7
Australia 1994 6
Australia 1995 8
Australia 1996 10
Australia 1997 9
Australia 1998 8
Australia 1999 9
Australia 2000 13
Australia 2001 12
Australia 2002 6
Australia 2003 4
Australia 2004 3
Australia 2005 3
Australia 2006 4
Australia 2007 4
Australia 2008 5
Australia 2009 6
Canada 1990 37
Canada 1991 32
Canada 1992 38
Canada 1993 21
Canada 1994 22
Canada 1995 26
Canada 1996 26
Canada 1997 24
Canada 1998 25
Canada 1999 31
Canada 2000 38
Canada 2001 44
Canada 2002 40
Canada 2003 32
Canada 2004 26
Canada 2005 20
Canada 2006 23
Canada 2007 28
Canada 2008 37
Canada 2009 33
United States 1990 107
United States 1991 82
United States 1992 146
United States 1993 200
United States 1994 202
United States 1995 209
United States 1996 150
United States 1997 73
United States 1998 50
United States 1999 46
United States 2000 57
United States 2001 104
United States 2002 100
United States 2003 74
United States 2004 52
United States 2005 49
United States 2006 52
United States 2007 51
United States 2008 50
United States 2009 49
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


Requests for asylum in several countries.
This table has been replaced by the new table 'asylum requests;
international'. The new table is primarily based on data from Eurostat,
the Statistical Office of the European Union. The discontinued table was
solely based on data from the UNHCR.

Data available from: 1990.

Status of the figures: final data.

When will new figures be published?
Stopped by September the 10th. 2010.

Description topics

Asylum requests
Requests for asylum by persons who have left their own country for
various reasons in order to seek protection or asylum in another country.