Asylum requests; by citizenship, from 1975

Asylum requests; by citizenship, from 1975

Citizenship Periods Total requests asylum and family members (number) First requests for asylum (persons) (number)
Total 2020 19,180 13,720
(former) Soviet Union 2020 815 710
(former) Yugoslavia 2020 240 190
Afghan 2020 605 390
Albanian 2020 90 80
Algerian 2020 1,060 995
Angolan 2020 15 10
Armenian 2020 35 25
Azerbaijani 2020 140 115
Belorussian 2020 90 85
Bengali 2020 25 20
Beninese 2020 5 5
Bosnian 2020 15 10
Bulgarian 2020 5 5
Burundian 2020 10 5
Cameroonian 2020 40 35
Chilean 2020 5 5
Chinese 2020 80 55
Colombian 2020 115 105
Congolese 2020 25 15
Congolese (Democratic Republic) 2020 20 10
Cuban 2020 20 10
Czech 2020 5 5
Czechslovak 2020 0 0
Egyptian 2020 155 100
Eritrean 2020 1,505 370
Estonian 2020 0 0
Ethiopian 2020 70 45
Gambian 2020 230 205
Georgian 2020 175 165
Ghanaian 2020 45 40
Guinean 2020 135 110
Hungarian 2020 5 5
Indian 2020 25 15
Indonesian 2020 10 10
Iranian 2020 600 370
Iraqi 2020 620 335
Israeli 2020 0 0
Ivorian 2020 30 30
Kazakh 2020 30 30
Kosovar 2020 45 40
Kyrgyz 2020 5 0
Latvian 2020 5 5
Lebanese 2020 95 90
Liberian 2020 15 10
Libyan 2020 215 190
Lithuanian 2020 5 5
Macedonian 2020 60 55
Malian 2020 25 20
Mauritanian 2020 15 10
Moldavian 2020 35 30
Mongolian 2020 15 15
Moroccan 2020 850 775
Myanmarese 2020 25 15
Nepalese 2020 5 0
Nigerian 2020 730 635
Nigerien 2020 30 25
North Korean 2020 0 0
Pakistani 2020 395 265
Panamanian 2020 0 0
Polish 2020 10 10
Romanian 2020 5 5
Russian 2020 210 180
Rwandan 2020 5 5
Senegalese 2020 55 45
Citizen of Serbia and Montenegro 2020 0 0
Sierra Leonan 2020 75 60
Slovak 2020 0 0
Somali 2020 270 200
South African 2020 5 5
Soviet Russian 2020 0 0
Sri Lankan 2020 45 20
Sudanese 2020 180 155
Surinamese 2020 20 15
Syrian 2020 5,615 4,070
Tajik 2020 20 20
Togolese 2020 5 5
Tunisian 2020 255 240
Turkish 2020 1,265 990
Ugandan 2020 135 85
Ukrainian 2020 50 40
Uzbek 2020 15 10
Venezuelan 2020 105 85
Vietnamese 2020 20 20
Yemeni 2020 860 410
Unknown 2020 665 600
Stateless 2020 200 35
Source: CBS.
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Table description


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 2021:
The final figures for 2020 have been added.

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

Description topics

Total requests asylum and family members
Total requests asylum and family members is the sum of the first asylum permits, subsequent asylum permits and the number of family members together. From 2016 onwards the number of first requests includes relocation.

Requests for asylum are submitted by persons who have left their country in order to seek asylum in another country. An asylum seeker may submit more than one request for asylum. Both first, subsequent requests and family members are
included here.

Following relatives are family members of an asylum seeker with an asylum permit. The family members actually entered the Netherlands and immediately received an asylum permit upon arrival.
First requests for asylum (persons)
Requests for asylum are submitted by persons who have left their country in order to seek asylum in another country. An asylum seeker may submit more than one request for asylum.

As from 2007, it is possible to distinguish first requests and subsequent requests. The data before 2007 include both first and subsequent requests. As from 2007 the data include first requests only.
From 2016 onwards the number of first requests includes relocation.