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 2014 21,810 5,355
Total male and female Total Total 2015 43,095 13,845
Total male and female Total Total 2016 19,370 11,815
Total male and female Total Total 2017 16,145 14,490
Total male and female Total Total 2018 20,510 6,465
Total male and female Total Total 2019 July 1,960 460
Total male and female Total Total 2019 August 1,880 320
Total male and female Total Total 2019 September 2,030 425
Total male and female Total Total 2019 3rd Quarter 5,870 1,200
Total male and female Total Afghan 2014 450 100
Total male and female Total Afghan 2015 2,550 85
Total male and female Total Afghan 2016 1,025 65
Total male and female Total Afghan 2017 320 85
Total male and female Total Afghan 2018 325 250
Total male and female Total Afghan 2019 July 30 5
Total male and female Total Afghan 2019 August 60 10
Total male and female Total Afghan 2019 September 50 20
Total male and female Total Afghan 2019 3rd Quarter 135 35
Total male and female Total Albanian 2014 85 0
Total male and female Total Albanian 2015 1,005 5
Total male and female Total Albanian 2016 1,665 0
Total male and female Total Albanian 2017 365 0
Total male and female Total Albanian 2018 550 0
Total male and female Total Albanian 2019 July 20 0
Total male and female Total Albanian 2019 August 10 5
Total male and female Total Albanian 2019 September 20 0
Total male and female Total Albanian 2019 3rd Quarter 50 5
Total male and female Total Algerian 2014 15 0
Total male and female Total Algerian 2015 40 10
Total male and female Total Algerian 2016 980 5
Total male and female Total Algerian 2017 890 0
Total male and female Total Algerian 2018 1,265 0
Total male and female Total Algerian 2019 July 70 0
Total male and female Total Algerian 2019 August 75 0
Total male and female Total Algerian 2019 September 120 0
Total male and female Total Algerian 2019 3rd Quarter 270 0
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2014 3,835 190
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2015 7,360 1,015
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2016 1,860 1,310
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2017 1,590 2,880
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2018 1,410 2,565
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2019 July 45 250
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2019 August 35 130
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2019 September 40 165
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2019 3rd Quarter 125 540
Total male and female Total Georgian 2014 320 0
Total male and female Total Georgian 2015 255 0
Total male and female Total Georgian 2016 580 0
Total male and female Total Georgian 2017 485 0
Total male and female Total Georgian 2018 350 0
Total male and female Total Georgian 2019 July 45 0
Total male and female Total Georgian 2019 August 40 0
Total male and female Total Georgian 2019 September 30 0
Total male and female Total Georgian 2019 3rd Quarter 115 0
Total male and female Total Guinean 2014 65 20
Total male and female Total Guinean 2015 80 30
Total male and female Total Guinean 2016 110 5
Total male and female Total Guinean 2017 330 10
Total male and female Total Guinean 2018 240 10
Total male and female Total Guinean 2019 July 20 0
Total male and female Total Guinean 2019 August 15 0
Total male and female Total Guinean 2019 September 10 0
Total male and female Total Guinean 2019 3rd Quarter 50 0
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2014 615 250
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2015 3,010 215
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2016 960 120
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2017 845 445
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2018 745 195
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2019 July 70 5
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2019 August 35 5
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2019 September 50 5
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2019 3rd Quarter 150 15
Total male and female Total Iranian 2014 505 80
Total male and female Total Iranian 2015 1,885 50
Total male and female Total Iranian 2016 885 45
Total male and female Total Iranian 2017 720 120
Total male and female Total Iranian 2018 1,870 120
Total male and female Total Iranian 2019 July 105 10
Total male and female Total Iranian 2019 August 130 5
Total male and female Total Iranian 2019 September 105 0
Total male and female Total Iranian 2019 3rd Quarter 345 20
Total male and female Total Libyan 2014 100 0
Total male and female Total Libyan 2015 70 5
Total male and female Total Libyan 2016 340 0
Total male and female Total Libyan 2017 355 0
Total male and female Total Libyan 2018 460 5
Total male and female Total Libyan 2019 July 20 5
Total male and female Total Libyan 2019 August 20 0
Total male and female Total Libyan 2019 September 25 0
Total male and female Total Libyan 2019 3rd Quarter 70 5
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2014 55 5
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2015 80 10
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2016 1,270 5
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2017 975 5
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2018 1,065 0
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2019 July 90 0
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2019 August 85 0
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2019 September 85 0
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2019 3rd Quarter 265 0
Total male and female Total Nigerian 2014 225 5
Total male and female Total Nigerian 2015 210 10
Total male and female Total Nigerian 2016 195 5
Total male and female Total Nigerian 2017 245 10
Total male and female Total Nigerian 2018 560 10
Total male and female Total Nigerian 2019 July 235 0
Total male and female Total Nigerian 2019 August 175 0
Total male and female Total Nigerian 2019 September 175 0
Total male and female Total Nigerian 2019 3rd Quarter 590 0
Total male and female Total Citizen of Serbia 2014 190 0
Total male and female Total Citizen of Serbia 2015 435 0
Total male and female Total Citizen of Serbia 2016 905 0
Total male and female Total Citizen of Serbia 2017 165 0
Total male and female Total Citizen of Serbia 2018 125 0
Total male and female Total Citizen of Serbia 2019 July 25 0
Total male and female Total Citizen of Serbia 2019 August 10 0
Total male and female Total Citizen of Serbia 2019 September 35 0
Total male and female Total Citizen of Serbia 2019 3rd Quarter 65 0
Total male and female Total Sudanese 2014 180 35
Total male and female Total Sudanese 2015 235 15
Total male and female Total Sudanese 2016 190 35
Total male and female Total Sudanese 2017 260 45
Total male and female Total Sudanese 2018 270 70
Total male and female Total Sudanese 2019 July 25 0
Total male and female Total Sudanese 2019 August 15 0
Total male and female Total Sudanese 2019 September 10 0
Total male and female Total Sudanese 2019 3rd Quarter 50 0
Total male and female Total Syrian 2014 8,750 2,805
Total male and female Total Syrian 2015 18,675 8,980
Total male and female Total Syrian 2016 2,865 8,395
Total male and female Total Syrian 2017 2,970 8,580
Total male and female Total Syrian 2018 2,960 2,135
Total male and female Total Syrian 2019 July 300 105
Total male and female Total Syrian 2019 August 345 65
Total male and female Total Syrian 2019 September 465 135
Total male and female Total Syrian 2019 3rd Quarter 1,110 310
Total male and female Total Tunisian 2014 15 0
Total male and female Total Tunisian 2015 25 5
Total male and female Total Tunisian 2016 205 0
Total male and female Total Tunisian 2017 170 0
Total male and female Total Tunisian 2018 385 0
Total male and female Total Tunisian 2019 July 25 0
Total male and female Total Tunisian 2019 August 20 0
Total male and female Total Tunisian 2019 September 20 0
Total male and female Total Tunisian 2019 3rd Quarter 70 0
Total male and female Total Turkish 2014 45 20
Total male and female Total Turkish 2015 55 5
Total male and female Total Turkish 2016 235 10
Total male and female Total Turkish 2017 480 0
Total male and female Total Turkish 2018 1,300 50
Total male and female Total Turkish 2019 July 155 15
Total male and female Total Turkish 2019 August 105 5
Total male and female Total Turkish 2019 September 85 10
Total male and female Total Turkish 2019 3rd Quarter 345 30
Total male and female Total Stateless 2014 2,705 325
Total male and female Total Stateless 2015 2,400 2,505
Total male and female Total Stateless 2016 320 1,140
Total male and female Total Stateless 2017 140 1,460
Total male and female Total Stateless 2018 50 240
Total male and female Total Stateless 2019 July 5 15
Total male and female Total Stateless 2019 August 5 15
Total male and female Total Stateless 2019 September 0 5
Total male and female Total Stateless 2019 3rd Quarter 10 35
Total male and female Total Unknown 2014 425 220
Total male and female Total Unknown 2015 510 105
Total male and female Total Unknown 2016 525 110
Total male and female Total Unknown 2017 640 305
Total male and female Total Unknown 2018 760 135
Total male and female Total Unknown 2019 July 105 0
Total male and female Total Unknown 2019 August 65 5
Total male and female Total Unknown 2019 September 95 0
Total male and female Total Unknown 2019 3rd Quarter 260 5
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 August 2021:
The provisional figures for July 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.