Asylum requests and family reunification; nationality, sex and age

Asylum requests and family reunification; nationality, sex and age

Sex Age Nationality Periods First asylum requests (persons) (number) Family reunification (persons) (number)
Total male and female Total Total 2020 August 1,420 270
Total male and female Total Total 2020 September 1,490 350
Total male and female Total Total 2020 October 1,405 495
Total male and female Total Total 2020 November 1,225 635
Total male and female Total Total 2020 December 1,265 545
Total male and female Total Total 2021 January* 925 360
Total male and female Total Total 2021 February* 790 460
Total male and female Total Total 2021 March* 1,025 670
Total male and female Total Total 2021 April* 915 880
Total male and female Total Total 2021 May* 955 830
Total male and female Total Total 2021 June* 1,490 870
Total male and female Total Total 2021 July* 2,130 1,070
Total male and female Total Total 2021 August* 2,755 770
Total male and female Total Afghan 2020 August 35 5
Total male and female Total Afghan 2020 September 15 5
Total male and female Total Afghan 2020 October 50 5
Total male and female Total Afghan 2020 November 35 0
Total male and female Total Afghan 2020 December 55 5
Total male and female Total Afghan 2021 January* 30 0
Total male and female Total Afghan 2021 February* 35 10
Total male and female Total Afghan 2021 March* 80 20
Total male and female Total Afghan 2021 April* 70 0
Total male and female Total Afghan 2021 May* 40 0
Total male and female Total Afghan 2021 June* 100 15
Total male and female Total Afghan 2021 July* 110 5
Total male and female Total Afghan 2021 August* 255 5
Total male and female Total Algerian 2020 August 90 0
Total male and female Total Algerian 2020 September 80 0
Total male and female Total Algerian 2020 October 145 0
Total male and female Total Algerian 2020 November 115 0
Total male and female Total Algerian 2020 December 130 0
Total male and female Total Algerian 2021 January* 105 0
Total male and female Total Algerian 2021 February* 65 0
Total male and female Total Algerian 2021 March* 90 0
Total male and female Total Algerian 2021 April* 65 0
Total male and female Total Algerian 2021 May* 70 0
Total male and female Total Algerian 2021 June* 75 0
Total male and female Total Algerian 2021 July* 80 0
Total male and female Total Algerian 2021 August* 80 0
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2020 August 35 25
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2020 September 40 80
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2020 October 35 70
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2020 November 25 170
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2020 December 55 85
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2021 January* 45 15
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2021 February* 50 5
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2021 March* 25 75
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2021 April* 45 105
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2021 May* 50 100
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2021 June* 85 70
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2021 July* 60 80
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2021 August* 90 30
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2020 August 25 5
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2020 September 30 15
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2020 October 35 20
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2020 November 30 20
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2020 December 25 30
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2021 January* 35 10
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2021 February* 15 35
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2021 March* 20 15
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2021 April* 20 25
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2021 May* 10 35
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2021 June* 30 30
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2021 July* 40 20
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2021 August* 30 25
Total male and female Total Iranian 2020 August 30 0
Total male and female Total Iranian 2020 September 25 0
Total male and female Total Iranian 2020 October 20 5
Total male and female Total Iranian 2020 November 25 10
Total male and female Total Iranian 2020 December 10 20
Total male and female Total Iranian 2021 January* 15 15
Total male and female Total Iranian 2021 February* 10 0
Total male and female Total Iranian 2021 March* 15 30
Total male and female Total Iranian 2021 April* 10 15
Total male and female Total Iranian 2021 May* 20 10
Total male and female Total Iranian 2021 June* 15 5
Total male and female Total Iranian 2021 July* 25 5
Total male and female Total Iranian 2021 August* 35 5
Total male and female Total Yemeni 2020 August 40 5
Total male and female Total Yemeni 2020 September 40 45
Total male and female Total Yemeni 2020 October 25 100
Total male and female Total Yemeni 2020 November 20 125
Total male and female Total Yemeni 2020 December 35 50
Total male and female Total Yemeni 2021 January* 25 65
Total male and female Total Yemeni 2021 February* 15 65
Total male and female Total Yemeni 2021 March* 35 60
Total male and female Total Yemeni 2021 April* 35 65
Total male and female Total Yemeni 2021 May* 30 50
Total male and female Total Yemeni 2021 June* 40 55
Total male and female Total Yemeni 2021 July* 50 40
Total male and female Total Yemeni 2021 August* 85 25
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2020 August 80 0
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2020 September 95 0
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2020 October 95 0
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2020 November 65 5
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2020 December 80 0
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2021 January* 60 5
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2021 February* 65 0
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2021 March* 60 0
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2021 April* 60 0
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2021 May* 55 0
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2021 June* 80 5
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2021 July* 80 0
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2021 August* 100 0
Total male and female Total Nigerian 2020 August 80 0
Total male and female Total Nigerian 2020 September 60 0
Total male and female Total Nigerian 2020 October 60 0
Total male and female Total Nigerian 2020 November 40 0
Total male and female Total Nigerian 2020 December 55 0
Total male and female Total Nigerian 2021 January* 40 0
Total male and female Total Nigerian 2021 February* 35 0
Total male and female Total Nigerian 2021 March* 35 0
Total male and female Total Nigerian 2021 April* 40 0
Total male and female Total Nigerian 2021 May* 25 0
Total male and female Total Nigerian 2021 June* 35 0
Total male and female Total Nigerian 2021 July* 35 0
Total male and female Total Nigerian 2021 August* 30 0
Total male and female Total Somali 2020 August 20 10
Total male and female Total Somali 2020 September 30 10
Total male and female Total Somali 2020 October 25 5
Total male and female Total Somali 2020 November 25 0
Total male and female Total Somali 2020 December 20 0
Total male and female Total Somali 2021 January* 15 0
Total male and female Total Somali 2021 February* 10 5
Total male and female Total Somali 2021 March* 25 0
Total male and female Total Somali 2021 April* 15 0
Total male and female Total Somali 2021 May* 20 10
Total male and female Total Somali 2021 June* 45 0
Total male and female Total Somali 2021 July* 70 10
Total male and female Total Somali 2021 August* 150 5
Total male and female Total Syrian 2020 August 430 145
Total male and female Total Syrian 2020 September 540 70
Total male and female Total Syrian 2020 October 395 195
Total male and female Total Syrian 2020 November 450 255
Total male and female Total Syrian 2020 December 400 265
Total male and female Total Syrian 2021 January* 315 175
Total male and female Total Syrian 2021 February* 265 230
Total male and female Total Syrian 2021 March* 320 355
Total male and female Total Syrian 2021 April* 255 560
Total male and female Total Syrian 2021 May* 310 495
Total male and female Total Syrian 2021 June* 455 585
Total male and female Total Syrian 2021 July* 625 675
Total male and female Total Syrian 2021 August* 790 505
Total male and female Total Tunisian 2020 August 20 0
Total male and female Total Tunisian 2020 September 35 0
Total male and female Total Tunisian 2020 October 35 0
Total male and female Total Tunisian 2020 November 30 0
Total male and female Total Tunisian 2020 December 40 0
Total male and female Total Tunisian 2021 January* 20 0
Total male and female Total Tunisian 2021 February* 25 0
Total male and female Total Tunisian 2021 March* 15 0
Total male and female Total Tunisian 2021 April* 10 0
Total male and female Total Tunisian 2021 May* 15 0
Total male and female Total Tunisian 2021 June* 10 0
Total male and female Total Tunisian 2021 July* 10 0
Total male and female Total Tunisian 2021 August* 15 0
Total male and female Total Turkish 2020 August 185 40
Total male and female Total Turkish 2020 September 135 55
Total male and female Total Turkish 2020 October 140 15
Total male and female Total Turkish 2020 November 45 20
Total male and female Total Turkish 2020 December 50 25
Total male and female Total Turkish 2021 January* 25 35
Total male and female Total Turkish 2021 February* 25 65
Total male and female Total Turkish 2021 March* 45 75
Total male and female Total Turkish 2021 April* 45 50
Total male and female Total Turkish 2021 May* 80 50
Total male and female Total Turkish 2021 June* 255 40
Total male and female Total Turkish 2021 July* 575 100
Total male and female Total Turkish 2021 August* 660 90
Total male and female Total Stateless 2020 August 5 15
Total male and female Total Stateless 2020 September 0 0
Total male and female Total Stateless 2020 October 0 25
Total male and female Total Stateless 2020 November 5 10
Total male and female Total Stateless 2020 December 5 30
Total male and female Total Stateless 2021 January* 0 5
Total male and female Total Stateless 2021 February* 0 10
Total male and female Total Stateless 2021 March* 0 10
Total male and female Total Stateless 2021 April* 5 15
Total male and female Total Stateless 2021 May* 5 20
Total male and female Total Stateless 2021 June* 0 25
Total male and female Total Stateless 2021 July* 0 45
Total male and female Total Stateless 2021 August* 5 30
Total male and female Total Unknown 2020 August 55 0
Total male and female Total Unknown 2020 September 65 10
Total male and female Total Unknown 2020 October 50 10
Total male and female Total Unknown 2020 November 55 0
Total male and female Total Unknown 2020 December 50 5
Total male and female Total Unknown 2021 January* 30 0
Total male and female Total Unknown 2021 February* 25 0
Total male and female Total Unknown 2021 March* 45 5
Total male and female Total Unknown 2021 April* 40 5
Total male and female Total Unknown 2021 May* 35 10
Total male and female Total Unknown 2021 June* 70 10
Total male and female Total Unknown 2021 July* 85 15
Total male and female Total Unknown 2021 August* 85 10
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains data on numbers of submitted asylum requests and family reunification (family joining the asylum seeker) per month, quarter and year, broken down by citizenship, sex and age group of the asylum seeker and family member. Apart from the total number of requests, the number of first requests and subsequent requests have also been included. As of January 2016, the first requests also include relocation data.The figures provided here represent formally identified and registered asylum seekers.

Data available from: January 2013.

Status of the figures:
The figures up to and including 2020 are final. The 2021 figures are provisional.

Changes as of September 2021:
The provisional figures for August 2021 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
New figures are published on a monthly basis.

Description topics

First asylum requests (persons)
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. As of 2016, the number of first asylum requests includes those applicants who have been relocated.
Nationalities will be listed separately in the datasets once the number of asylum requests from people holding this nationality has exceeded 50 within a period of twelve months. As a result, the sum of the detailed data may deviate from the total number.


Family reunification (persons)
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.

In order to bring family members to the Netherlands, the permit holder must apply for a temporary stay (mvv). This application must be made within 3 months after the asylum permit has been granted. After granting, the mvv is valid for 90 days. The family members can collect the mvv’s at the consular services of embassies and use them to enter the Netherlands. The number of asylum permits for family reunification in the table is therefore not equal to the number of mvv’s issued to these following relatives.