Unaccompanied foreign minor; nationality, sex and age

Unaccompanied foreign minor; nationality, sex and age

Sex Age Nationality Periods Unaccompanied foreign minor (number)
Total male and female Younger than 14 years Total 2020* 165
Total male and female Younger than 14 years Afghan 2020* 5
Total male and female Younger than 14 years Albanian 2020* 0
Total male and female Younger than 14 years Algerian 2020* 0
Total male and female Younger than 14 years Chinese 2020* 0
Total male and female Younger than 14 years Eritrean 2020* 5
Total male and female Younger than 14 years Ethiopian 2020* 0
Total male and female Younger than 14 years Gambian 2020* 0
Total male and female Younger than 14 years Guinean 2020* 0
Total male and female Younger than 14 years Iraqi 2020* 5
Total male and female Younger than 14 years Iranian 2020* 0
Total male and female Younger than 14 years Moroccan 2020* 10
Total male and female Younger than 14 years Sudanese 2020* 0
Total male and female Younger than 14 years Somali 2020* 5
Total male and female Younger than 14 years Syrian 2020* 120
Total male and female Younger than 14 years Unknown 2020* 5
Total male and female Younger than 14 years Stateless 2020* 0
Total male and female 14 to 15 years Total 2020* 305
Total male and female 14 to 15 years Afghan 2020* 15
Total male and female 14 to 15 years Albanian 2020* 0
Total male and female 14 to 15 years Algerian 2020* 15
Total male and female 14 to 15 years Chinese 2020* 0
Total male and female 14 to 15 years Eritrean 2020* 30
Total male and female 14 to 15 years Ethiopian 2020* 0
Total male and female 14 to 15 years Gambian 2020* 5
Total male and female 14 to 15 years Guinean 2020* 0
Total male and female 14 to 15 years Iraqi 2020* 10
Total male and female 14 to 15 years Iranian 2020* 0
Total male and female 14 to 15 years Moroccan 2020* 50
Total male and female 14 to 15 years Sudanese 2020* 0
Total male and female 14 to 15 years Somali 2020* 10
Total male and female 14 to 15 years Syrian 2020* 135
Total male and female 14 to 15 years Unknown 2020* 10
Total male and female 14 to 15 years Stateless 2020* 0
Total male and female 16 to 17 years Total 2020* 490
Total male and female 16 to 17 years Afghan 2020* 20
Total male and female 16 to 17 years Albanian 2020* 5
Total male and female 16 to 17 years Algerian 2020* 40
Total male and female 16 to 17 years Chinese 2020* 0
Total male and female 16 to 17 years Eritrean 2020* 45
Total male and female 16 to 17 years Ethiopian 2020* 0
Total male and female 16 to 17 years Gambian 2020* 10
Total male and female 16 to 17 years Guinean 2020* 10
Total male and female 16 to 17 years Iraqi 2020* 5
Total male and female 16 to 17 years Iranian 2020* 5
Total male and female 16 to 17 years Moroccan 2020* 75
Total male and female 16 to 17 years Sudanese 2020* 15
Total male and female 16 to 17 years Somali 2020* 10
Total male and female 16 to 17 years Syrian 2020* 190
Total male and female 16 to 17 years Unknown 2020* 15
Total male and female 16 to 17 years Stateless 2020* 0
Male Younger than 14 years Total 2020* 120
Male Younger than 14 years Afghan 2020* 5
Male Younger than 14 years Albanian 2020* 0
Male Younger than 14 years Algerian 2020* 0
Male Younger than 14 years Chinese 2020* 0
Male Younger than 14 years Eritrean 2020* 0
Male Younger than 14 years Ethiopian 2020* 0
Male Younger than 14 years Gambian 2020* 0
Male Younger than 14 years Guinean 2020* 0
Male Younger than 14 years Iraqi 2020* 0
Male Younger than 14 years Iranian 2020* 0
Male Younger than 14 years Moroccan 2020* 10
Male Younger than 14 years Sudanese 2020* 0
Male Younger than 14 years Somali 2020* 5
Male Younger than 14 years Syrian 2020* 85
Male Younger than 14 years Unknown 2020* 5
Male Younger than 14 years Stateless 2020* 0
Male 14 to 15 years Total 2020* 270
Male 14 to 15 years Afghan 2020* 15
Male 14 to 15 years Albanian 2020* 0
Male 14 to 15 years Algerian 2020* 15
Male 14 to 15 years Chinese 2020* 0
Male 14 to 15 years Eritrean 2020* 20
Male 14 to 15 years Ethiopian 2020* 0
Male 14 to 15 years Gambian 2020* 5
Male 14 to 15 years Guinean 2020* 0
Male 14 to 15 years Iraqi 2020* 10
Male 14 to 15 years Iranian 2020* 0
Male 14 to 15 years Moroccan 2020* 45
Male 14 to 15 years Sudanese 2020* 0
Male 14 to 15 years Somali 2020* 5
Male 14 to 15 years Syrian 2020* 125
Male 14 to 15 years Unknown 2020* 10
Male 14 to 15 years Stateless 2020* 0
Male 16 to 17 years Total 2020* 450
Male 16 to 17 years Afghan 2020* 20
Male 16 to 17 years Albanian 2020* 5
Male 16 to 17 years Algerian 2020* 40
Male 16 to 17 years Chinese 2020* 0
Male 16 to 17 years Eritrean 2020* 35
Male 16 to 17 years Ethiopian 2020* 0
Male 16 to 17 years Gambian 2020* 10
Male 16 to 17 years Guinean 2020* 5
Male 16 to 17 years Iraqi 2020* 5
Male 16 to 17 years Iranian 2020* 0
Male 16 to 17 years Moroccan 2020* 70
Male 16 to 17 years Sudanese 2020* 15
Male 16 to 17 years Somali 2020* 5
Male 16 to 17 years Syrian 2020* 180
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains data on unaccompanied foreign minors. The figures are broken down by sex, age and nationality.

If an unaccompanied foreign minor needs protection, then he or she is eligible for an asylum permit. If protection is not necessary, then the unaccompanied foreign minor must return to the country of origin. This is only possible if the unaccompanied foreign minor can be safely housed in the country of origin, for example with relatives or in a shelter. Unaccompanied foreign minors younger than 15 years who cannot return to the country of origin, can under specific conditions obtain a 'no-blame' permit.

Data available from: 2008

Status of the figures:
The data are final, except for the year 2020.

Changes as of May 2021:
The provisional figures for the year 2020 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
New figures for 2021 will be available in May 2022.

Description topics

Unaccompanied foreign minor
An unaccompanied foreign minor is a minor who has applied for admission as a refugee, and at arrival is not guided or cared for by parents or an adult who is related by blood or marriage.