Asylum requests; international

Asylum requests; international

Countries Periods Total asylum requests (x 1 000) First asylum requests (x 1 000)
European Union 2021* 630.5 535.0
European Union: EU-28 (2013-2020) 2021* . .
Belgium 2021* 25.0 19.5
Bulgaria 2021* 11.0 10.9
Cyprus 2021* 13.7 13.3
Denmark 2021* 2.1 2.0
Germany 2021* 190.5 148.2
Estonia 2021* 0.1 0.1
Finland 2021* 2.5 1.4
France 2021* 120.7 103.8
Greece 2021* 28.4 22.7
Hungary 2021* 0.0 0.0
Ireland 2021* 2.6 2.6
Italy 2021* 53.1 43.9
Croatia 2021* 2.9 2.7
Latvia 2021* 0.6 0.6
Lithuania 2021* 3.9 3.9
Luxembourg 2021* 1.4 1.4
Malta 2021* 1.5 1.2
The Netherlands 2021* 26.5 24.7
Austria 2021* 38.6 36.7
Poland 2021* 7.8 6.2
Portugal 2021* 1.5 1.4
Romania 2021* 9.6 9.1
Slovenia 2021* 5.3 5.2
Slovakia 2021* 0.4 0.3
Spain 2021* 65.3 62.0
Czech Republic 2021* 1.4 1.1
Sweden 2021* 14.0 10.1
Iceland 2021* 0.9 0.9
Liechtenstein 2021* 0.1 0.1
Citizen of Montenegro 2021* 0.3 0.3
Norway 2021* 1.6 1.6
United Kingdom 2021* . .
Switzerland 2021* 14.8 13.2
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains data on the total number of asylum applications submitted and the number of first asylum applications in various countries in Europe and the European Union.
The figures for the countries in this table come from Eurostat; the statistical office of the European Union.
The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020. Until then, the United Kingdom was part of the EU28.

Data available from: 2008.

Status of the figures:
The data are final, except for the year 2021.

Changes as of 29 July 2022:
The underlying coding of classification countries (Montenegro) used in this table has been adjusted.
It is now in line with the standard encoding defined by CBS.
The structure and data of the table have not been adjusted.

When will new figures be published?
The Figures for 2022 will be published in April 2023.

Description topics

Total asylum requests
The total number of asylum requests is the sum of the number of first
asylum requests and the number of subsequent asylum requests.

An asylum seeker may submit more than one request. For example, in the
situation that there are new relevant facts, a subsequent request may be
submitted.
First asylum requests
First asylum requests are requests by persons from another country seeking permission to be admitted as refugees. These requests are submitted by persons who have left their own country for various reasons in order to seek protection or asylum in another country.