Asylum requests; by citizenship, from 1975


This table provides annual figures of asylum requests and following family members (persons and procedures), by citizenship. Apart from the total number of requests and family members, the number of first requests and subsequent requests is also included. The distinction between first requests and subsequent requests cannot be made before the reference year 2007. Therefore the number of first requests is set equal to the number of total requests. The distinction between asylum requests and family members can, until now, not be made before the reference year 2013. For some individual countries, no data is available for the years before 1994. However, the number of requests for asylum for these countries are included in the total number of requests. In all cases it concerns small numbers. From 2016 onwards the number of first requests includes relocation.

Data available from: 1975.

Status of the figures:
The figures in this table are definite.

Changes as of Februay 2020:
The final figures about 2019 have been added. And for all years the number 0 is also shown as such in the table.

When will new figures be published?
The new figures of 2020 will be published in February 2021.

Asylum requests; by citizenship, from 1975

Citizenship Periods Total requests asylum and family members (number) First requests for asylum (persons) (number) Family members (persons) (number)
Total 1975 390 390 0
Total 1985 5,645 5,645 0
Total 1995 29,260 29,260 0
Total 2000 43,560 43,560 0
Total 2005 12,345 12,345 0
Total 2010 15,155 13,335 0
Total 2015 58,880 43,095 13,845
Total 2019 29,445 22,540 4,180
Afghan 1975 0 0 0
Afghan 1985 135 135 0
Afghan 1995 1,910 1,910 0
Afghan 2000 5,030 5,030 0
Afghan 2005 900 900 0
Afghan 2010 1,585 1,365 0
Afghan 2015 2,945 2,550 85
Afghan 2019 895 435 100
Algerian 1975 0 0 0
Algerian 1985 0 0 0
Algerian 1995 650 650 0
Algerian 2000 420 420 0
Algerian 2005 55 55 0
Algerian 2010 30 20 0
Algerian 2015 55 40 10
Algerian 2019 1,315 1,210 0
Chinese 1975 0 0 0
Chinese 1985 0 0 0
Chinese 1995 475 475 0
Chinese 2000 1,395 1,395 0
Chinese 2005 335 335 0
Chinese 2010 320 305 0
Chinese 2015 240 205 30
Chinese 2019 190 155 20
Eritrean 1975 0 0 0
Eritrean 1985 0 0 0
Eritrean 1995 55 55 0
Eritrean 2000 260 260 0
Eritrean 2005 205 205 0
Eritrean 2010 410 395 0
Eritrean 2015 8,435 7,360 1,015
Eritrean 2019 2,365 500 1,780
Ethiopian 1975 0 0 0
Ethiopian 1985 155 155 0
Ethiopian 1995 175 175 0
Ethiopian 2000 255 255 0
Ethiopian 2005 80 80 0
Ethiopian 2010 85 75 0
Ethiopian 2015 190 135 30
Ethiopian 2019 145 90 30
Iranian 1975 0 0 0
Iranian 1985 510 510 0
Iranian 1995 2,700 2,700 0
Iranian 2000 2,530 2,530 0
Iranian 2005 555 555 0
Iranian 2010 865 785 0
Iranian 2015 2,075 1,885 50
Iranian 2019 1,855 1,535 60
Iraqi 1975 0 0 0
Iraqi 1985 20 20 0
Iraqi 1995 2,430 2,430 0
Iraqi 2000 2,745 2,745 0
Iraqi 2005 1,620 1,620 0
Iraqi 2010 1,905 1,380 0
Iraqi 2015 3,450 3,010 215
Iraqi 2019 1,015 620 90
Moroccan 1975 0 0 0
Moroccan 1985 15 15 0
Moroccan 1995 60 60 0
Moroccan 2000 35 35 0
Moroccan 2005 25 25 0
Moroccan 2010 30 25 0
Moroccan 2015 100 80 10
Moroccan 2019 1,190 1,060 0
Somali 1975 0 0 0
Somali 1985 20 20 0
Somali 1995 3,975 3,975 0
Somali 2000 2,095 2,095 0
Somali 2005 1,315 1,315 0
Somali 2010 3,670 3,370 0
Somali 2015 865 265 420
Somali 2019 345 220 55
Sri Lankan 1975 0 0 0
Sri Lankan 1985 2,090 2,090 0
Sri Lankan 1995 1,315 1,315 0
Sri Lankan 2000 970 970 0
Sri Lankan 2005 95 95 0
Sri Lankan 2010 235 200 0
Sri Lankan 2015 110 35 30
Sri Lankan 2019 85 55 5
Surinamese 1975 0 0 0
Surinamese 1985 555 555 0
Surinamese 1995 5 5 0
Surinamese 2000 10 10 0
Surinamese 2005 5 5 0
Surinamese 2010 5 5 0
Surinamese 2015 5 5 0
Surinamese 2019 5 5 0
Syrian 1975 0 0 0
Syrian 1985 115 115 0
Syrian 1995 255 255 0
Syrian 2000 1,075 1,075 0
Syrian 2005 280 280 0
Syrian 2010 150 125 0
Syrian 2015 27,710 18,675 8,980
Syrian 2019 5,200 3,675 1,365
Turkish 1975 0 0 0
Turkish 1985 1,030 1,030 0
Turkish 1995 700 700 0
Turkish 2000 2,245 2,245 0
Turkish 2005 290 290 0
Turkish 2010 105 90 0
Turkish 2015 70 55 5
Turkish 2019 1,355 1,250 75
Stateless 1975 0 0 0
Stateless 1985 0 0 0
Stateless 1995 0 0 0
Stateless 2000 0 0 0
Stateless 2005 0 0 0
Stateless 2010 0 0 0
Stateless 2015 4,940 2,400 2,505
Stateless 2019 205 40 140
Source: CBS.
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