Asylum requests; key figures, 1995 - 2006

Table description

Submitted, granted asylum requests and
left asylum seekers
1975 - 2006
Changed on July 27 2007.
Frequency: Discontinued.

Description topics

Asylum requests submitted in the Neth.
Requests for asylum submitted in the Netherlands by persons who have
left their own country for various reasons in order to seek protection or
asylum in another country. The figures on 1999 exclude 3.4 thousand
evacuees from Kosovo.
Total
Age 0 to 15 yrs
Age 15 yrs or older
Asylum requests granted in the Neth.
A granted request refers to the year in which the request was submitted
or an earlier year. Persons whose request is granted, obtain residence
status.
From 1 April 2001 (Aliens Act 2000), A-status, residence permit and
provisional residence permit have been replaced by temporary and
permanent asylum permits.
Total
A-status
The A-status has been abolished as per 1 April 2001. An A-status was
granted to asylum seekers who, for fear of persecution according to the
Geneva Treaty and the Aliens Act, have fled their own country.
Residence permit
A residence permit has been abolished as per 1 April 2001. A residence
permit was granted to asylum seekers who were not recognised as
refugees but were admitted on humanitarian grounds.
Provisional residence permit
The provisional residence permit has been abolished as per 1 April 2001.
The provisional residence permit was granted to asylum seekers because
return to their home country was considered too dangerous.
Temporary asylum permit
A temporary asylum permit was introduced on 1 April 2001 and is valid for
a maximum of five years; holders of temporary asylum permits are allowed
to have paid jobs. Their employers require a work permit.
Permanent asylum permit
Permanent asylum permit was introduced on 1 April 2001. A work
permit is not required.
Asylum seekers left from the Neth.
An asylum seeker has to leave, if he/she is not (or no longer) allowed to
stay in the Netherlands because the decision to turn down his request
is final.
Total
Departure with notice
Asylum seeker is supposed to leave the Netherlands on his/her own
initiative. His/her last known address is checked by the police to verify
the actual departure.
Expulsion
The person is forcibly expelled from the Netherlands.
Departure under surveillance
Departure under surveillance: departure on own initiative. Travel
documents are sent to the customs point where the person is to leave the
Netherlands.
Departure via International Organization for Migration: persons who leave
the Netherlands voluntary, supported by the IOM
(International Organization for Migration)
Other departed persons
Persons who have departed with unknown destination.