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 April* 275 150
Total male and female Total Total 2020 May* 340 50
Total male and female Total Total 2020 June* 655 60
Total male and female Total Total 2020 July* 1,205 240
Total male and female Total Total 2020 August* 1,425 270
Total male and female Total Total 2020 September* 1,500 345
Total male and female Total Total 2020 October* 1,405 495
Total male and female Total Total 2020 November* 1,230 635
Total male and female Total Afghan 2020 April* 5 0
Total male and female Total Afghan 2020 May* 5 0
Total male and female Total Afghan 2020 June* 10 0
Total male and female Total Afghan 2020 July* 20 0
Total male and female Total Afghan 2020 August* 35 5
Total male and female Total Afghan 2020 September* 20 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 Albanian 2020 April* 5 0
Total male and female Total Albanian 2020 May* 0 0
Total male and female Total Albanian 2020 June* 0 0
Total male and female Total Albanian 2020 July* 5 0
Total male and female Total Albanian 2020 August* 0 0
Total male and female Total Albanian 2020 September* 5 0
Total male and female Total Albanian 2020 October* 5 0
Total male and female Total Albanian 2020 November* 10 0
Total male and female Total Algerian 2020 April* 15 0
Total male and female Total Algerian 2020 May* 10 0
Total male and female Total Algerian 2020 June* 50 0
Total male and female Total Algerian 2020 July* 65 0
Total male and female Total Algerian 2020 August* 95 0
Total male and female Total Algerian 2020 September* 85 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 Eritrean 2020 April* 5 55
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2020 May* 10 30
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2020 June* 20 35
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2020 July* 35 10
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2020 August* 35 25
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2020 September* 45 80
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2020 October* 35 70
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2020 November* 30 170
Total male and female Total Georgian 2020 April* 5 0
Total male and female Total Georgian 2020 May* 5 0
Total male and female Total Georgian 2020 June* 5 0
Total male and female Total Georgian 2020 July* 15 0
Total male and female Total Georgian 2020 August* 35 0
Total male and female Total Georgian 2020 September* 10 0
Total male and female Total Georgian 2020 October* 15 0
Total male and female Total Georgian 2020 November* 5 0
Total male and female Total Guinean 2020 April* 0 0
Total male and female Total Guinean 2020 May* 5 0
Total male and female Total Guinean 2020 June* 5 0
Total male and female Total Guinean 2020 July* 10 0
Total male and female Total Guinean 2020 August* 10 0
Total male and female Total Guinean 2020 September* 5 0
Total male and female Total Guinean 2020 October* 10 0
Total male and female Total Guinean 2020 November* 10 0
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2020 April* 15 0
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2020 May* 10 0
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2020 June* 20 0
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2020 July* 35 5
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* 40 20
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2020 November* 30 20
Total male and female Total Iranian 2020 April* 25 0
Total male and female Total Iranian 2020 May* 15 0
Total male and female Total Iranian 2020 June* 20 0
Total male and female Total Iranian 2020 July* 30 0
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 Libyan 2020 April* 0 0
Total male and female Total Libyan 2020 May* 5 0
Total male and female Total Libyan 2020 June* 10 0
Total male and female Total Libyan 2020 July* 10 0
Total male and female Total Libyan 2020 August* 10 0
Total male and female Total Libyan 2020 September* 35 0
Total male and female Total Libyan 2020 October* 15 0
Total male and female Total Libyan 2020 November* 15 0
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2020 April* 15 0
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2020 May* 15 0
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2020 June* 35 0
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2020 July* 65 0
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 Moldavian 2020 April* 0 0
Total male and female Total Moldavian 2020 May* 0 0
Total male and female Total Moldavian 2020 June* 0 0
Total male and female Total Moldavian 2020 July* 5 0
Total male and female Total Moldavian 2020 August* 0 0
Total male and female Total Moldavian 2020 September* 5 0
Total male and female Total Moldavian 2020 October* 0 0
Total male and female Total Moldavian 2020 November* 10 0
Total male and female Total Nigerian 2020 April* 10 0
Total male and female Total Nigerian 2020 May* 15 0
Total male and female Total Nigerian 2020 June* 30 0
Total male and female Total Nigerian 2020 July* 60 0
Total male and female Total Nigerian 2020 August* 85 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 Citizen of Serbia 2020 April* 0 0
Total male and female Total Citizen of Serbia 2020 May* 0 0
Total male and female Total Citizen of Serbia 2020 June* 5 0
Total male and female Total Citizen of Serbia 2020 July* 5 0
Total male and female Total Citizen of Serbia 2020 August* 0 0
Total male and female Total Citizen of Serbia 2020 September* 5 0
Total male and female Total Citizen of Serbia 2020 October* 0 0
Total male and female Total Citizen of Serbia 2020 November* 0 0
Total male and female Total Sudanese 2020 April* 5 0
Total male and female Total Sudanese 2020 May* 0 0
Total male and female Total Sudanese 2020 June* 10 0
Total male and female Total Sudanese 2020 July* 15 0
Total male and female Total Sudanese 2020 August* 10 0
Total male and female Total Sudanese 2020 September* 10 0
Total male and female Total Sudanese 2020 October* 15 0
Total male and female Total Sudanese 2020 November* 15 5
Total male and female Total Syrian 2020 April* 70 55
Total male and female Total Syrian 2020 May* 105 5
Total male and female Total Syrian 2020 June* 185 10
Total male and female Total Syrian 2020 July* 400 140
Total male and female Total Syrian 2020 August* 430 140
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 Tunisian 2020 April* 5 0
Total male and female Total Tunisian 2020 May* 5 0
Total male and female Total Tunisian 2020 June* 5 0
Total male and female Total Tunisian 2020 July* 10 0
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 Turkish 2020 April* 5 0
Total male and female Total Turkish 2020 May* 20 0
Total male and female Total Turkish 2020 June* 25 5
Total male and female Total Turkish 2020 July* 125 70
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 Stateless 2020 April* 5 15
Total male and female Total Stateless 2020 May* 0 0
Total male and female Total Stateless 2020 June* 0 0
Total male and female Total Stateless 2020 July* 5 5
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 Unknown 2020 April* 25 0
Total male and female Total Unknown 2020 May* 25 0
Total male and female Total Unknown 2020 June* 65 0
Total male and female Total Unknown 2020 July* 60 0
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
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.

Data available from: January 2013.

Status of the figures:
The figures provided here represent formally identified and registered asylum seekers.

Changes as of December 2020:
The provisional figures for November 2020 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.