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 2021 3rd Quarter* 8,845 2,770
Total male and female Total Afghan 2021 3rd Quarter* 1,565 15
Total male and female Total Albanian 2021 3rd Quarter* 20 0
Total male and female Total Algerian 2021 3rd Quarter* 265 5
Total male and female Total Angolan 2021 3rd Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female Total Armenian 2021 3rd Quarter* 15 0
Total male and female Total Azerbaijani 2021 3rd Quarter* 30 0
Total male and female Total Bosnian 2021 3rd Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female Total Burundian 2021 3rd Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female Total Chinese 2021 3rd Quarter* 85 20
Total male and female Total Colombian 2021 3rd Quarter* 35 5
Total male and female Total Congolese 2021 3rd Quarter* 10 0
Total male and female Total Cuban 2021 3rd Quarter* 5 0
Total male and female Total Egyptian 2021 3rd Quarter* 50 5
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2021 3rd Quarter* 205 140
Total male and female Total Ethiopian 2021 3rd Quarter* 60 0
Total male and female Total Gambian 2021 3rd Quarter* 30 5
Total male and female Total Georgian 2021 3rd Quarter* 20 0
Total male and female Total Ghanaian 2021 3rd Quarter* 15 0
Total male and female Total Guinean 2021 3rd Quarter* 20 5
Total male and female Total Indian 2021 3rd Quarter* 75 0
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2021 3rd Quarter* 135 60
Total male and female Total Iranian 2021 3rd Quarter* 95 10
Total male and female Total Ivorian 2021 3rd Quarter* 5 0
Total male and female Total Yemeni 2021 3rd Quarter* 320 110
Total male and female Total Jordanian 2021 3rd Quarter* 5 5
Total male and female Total Kosovar 2021 3rd Quarter* 20 0
Total male and female Total Lebanese 2021 3rd Quarter* 20 5
Total male and female Total Libyan 2021 3rd Quarter* 25 5
Total male and female Total Macedonian 2021 3rd Quarter* 5 0
Total male and female Total Malian 2021 3rd Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2021 3rd Quarter* 275 0
Total male and female Total Moldavian 2021 3rd Quarter* 15 0
Total male and female Total Mongolian 2021 3rd Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female Total Myanmarese 2021 3rd Quarter* 5 5
Total male and female Total Nepalese 2021 3rd Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female Total Nigerian 2021 3rd Quarter* 90 0
Total male and female Total North Korean 2021 3rd Quarter* 5 0
Total male and female Total Ukrainian 2021 3rd Quarter* 30 0
Total male and female Total Pakistani 2021 3rd Quarter* 115 65
Total male and female Total Russian 2021 3rd Quarter* 70 5
Total male and female Total Senegalese 2021 3rd Quarter* 10 0
Total male and female Total Citizen of Serbia 2021 3rd Quarter* 5 0
Total male and female Total Sierra Leonan 2021 3rd Quarter* 10 5
Total male and female Total Sudanese 2021 3rd Quarter* 35 10
Total male and female Total Somali 2021 3rd Quarter* 405 40
Total male and female Total Sri Lankan 2021 3rd Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female Total Syrian 2021 3rd Quarter* 2,550 1,785
Total male and female Total Tajik 2021 3rd Quarter* 10 0
Total male and female Total Tunisian 2021 3rd Quarter* 65 0
Total male and female Total Turkish 2021 3rd Quarter* 1,540 270
Total male and female Total Ugandan 2021 3rd Quarter* 10 5
Total male and female Total Venezuelan 2021 3rd Quarter* 15 0
Total male and female Total Belorussian 2021 3rd Quarter* 20 0
Total male and female Total Stateless 2021 3rd Quarter* 5 125
Total male and female Total Unknown 2021 3rd Quarter* 270 35
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Total 2021 3rd Quarter* 445 420
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Afghan 2021 3rd Quarter* 130 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Albanian 2021 3rd Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Algerian 2021 3rd Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Angolan 2021 3rd Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Armenian 2021 3rd Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Azerbaijani 2021 3rd Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Bosnian 2021 3rd Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Burundian 2021 3rd Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Chinese 2021 3rd Quarter* 0 5
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Colombian 2021 3rd Quarter* 5 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Congolese 2021 3rd Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Cuban 2021 3rd Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Egyptian 2021 3rd Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Eritrean 2021 3rd Quarter* 10 10
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Ethiopian 2021 3rd Quarter* 5 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Gambian 2021 3rd Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Georgian 2021 3rd Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Ghanaian 2021 3rd Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Guinean 2021 3rd Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Indian 2021 3rd Quarter* 5 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Iraqi 2021 3rd Quarter* 5 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Iranian 2021 3rd Quarter* 5 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Ivorian 2021 3rd Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Yemeni 2021 3rd Quarter* 0 15
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Jordanian 2021 3rd Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Kosovar 2021 3rd Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Lebanese 2021 3rd Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Libyan 2021 3rd Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Macedonian 2021 3rd Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Malian 2021 3rd Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Moroccan 2021 3rd Quarter* 5 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Moldavian 2021 3rd Quarter* 5 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Mongolian 2021 3rd Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Myanmarese 2021 3rd Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Nepalese 2021 3rd Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Nigerian 2021 3rd Quarter* 15 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years North Korean 2021 3rd Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Ukrainian 2021 3rd Quarter* 5 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Pakistani 2021 3rd Quarter* 10 5
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Russian 2021 3rd Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Senegalese 2021 3rd Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Citizen of Serbia 2021 3rd Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Sierra Leonan 2021 3rd Quarter* 0 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.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 September 2021 and the 3rd Quarter 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.