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 2022 1st Quarter* 6,485 2,555
Total male and female Total Afghan 2022 1st Quarter* 720 40
Total male and female Total Albanian 2022 1st Quarter* 10 5
Total male and female Total Algerian 2022 1st Quarter* 310 0
Total male and female Total Angolan 2022 1st Quarter* 5 0
Total male and female Total Armenian 2022 1st Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female Total Azerbaijani 2022 1st Quarter* 30 0
Total male and female Total Bosnian 2022 1st Quarter* 5 0
Total male and female Total Burundian 2022 1st Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female Total Chinese 2022 1st Quarter* 20 5
Total male and female Total Colombian 2022 1st Quarter* 105 5
Total male and female Total Congolese 2022 1st Quarter* 5 0
Total male and female Total Cuban 2022 1st Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female Total Egyptian 2022 1st Quarter* 55 5
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2022 1st Quarter* 250 95
Total male and female Total Ethiopian 2022 1st Quarter* 65 5
Total male and female Total Gambian 2022 1st Quarter* 25 0
Total male and female Total Georgian 2022 1st Quarter* 20 0
Total male and female Total Ghanaian 2022 1st Quarter* 10 0
Total male and female Total Guinean 2022 1st Quarter* 25 0
Total male and female Total Indian 2022 1st Quarter* 60 0
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2022 1st Quarter* 135 45
Total male and female Total Iranian 2022 1st Quarter* 85 50
Total male and female Total Ivorian 2022 1st Quarter* 5 5
Total male and female Total Yemeni 2022 1st Quarter* 525 90
Total male and female Total Jordanian 2022 1st Quarter* 15 5
Total male and female Total Kosovar 2022 1st Quarter* 5 0
Total male and female Total Lebanese 2022 1st Quarter* 10 5
Total male and female Total Libyan 2022 1st Quarter* 25 0
Total male and female Total Macedonian 2022 1st Quarter* 5 0
Total male and female Total Malian 2022 1st Quarter* 10 0
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2022 1st Quarter* 190 0
Total male and female Total Moldavian 2022 1st Quarter* 15 0
Total male and female Total Mongolian 2022 1st Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female Total Myanmarese 2022 1st Quarter* 5 5
Total male and female Total Nepalese 2022 1st Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female Total Nigerian 2022 1st Quarter* 135 0
Total male and female Total North Korean 2022 1st Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female Total Ukrainian 2022 1st Quarter* 75 0
Total male and female Total Pakistani 2022 1st Quarter* 370 25
Total male and female Total Russian 2022 1st Quarter* 120 5
Total male and female Total Senegalese 2022 1st Quarter* 5 0
Total male and female Total Citizen of Serbia 2022 1st Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female Total Sierra Leonan 2022 1st Quarter* 15 5
Total male and female Total Sudanese 2022 1st Quarter* 40 5
Total male and female Total Somali 2022 1st Quarter* 340 40
Total male and female Total Sri Lankan 2022 1st Quarter* 5 0
Total male and female Total Syrian 2022 1st Quarter* 1,640 1,745
Total male and female Total Tajik 2022 1st Quarter* 25 0
Total male and female Total Tunisian 2022 1st Quarter* 70 0
Total male and female Total Turkish 2022 1st Quarter* 360 140
Total male and female Total Ugandan 2022 1st Quarter* 15 10
Total male and female Total Venezuelan 2022 1st Quarter* 40 0
Total male and female Total Belorussian 2022 1st Quarter* 25 0
Total male and female Total Stateless 2022 1st Quarter* 5 135
Total male and female Total Unknown 2022 1st Quarter* 235 65
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Total 2022 1st Quarter* 345 400
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Afghan 2022 1st Quarter* 95 5
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Albanian 2022 1st Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Algerian 2022 1st Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Angolan 2022 1st Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Armenian 2022 1st Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Azerbaijani 2022 1st Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Bosnian 2022 1st Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Burundian 2022 1st Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Chinese 2022 1st Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Colombian 2022 1st Quarter* 5 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Congolese 2022 1st Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Cuban 2022 1st Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Egyptian 2022 1st Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Eritrean 2022 1st Quarter* 10 5
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Ethiopian 2022 1st Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Gambian 2022 1st Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Georgian 2022 1st Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Ghanaian 2022 1st Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Guinean 2022 1st Quarter* 5 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Indian 2022 1st Quarter* 5 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Iraqi 2022 1st Quarter* 5 5
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Iranian 2022 1st Quarter* 5 5
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Ivorian 2022 1st Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Yemeni 2022 1st Quarter* 5 10
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Jordanian 2022 1st Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Kosovar 2022 1st Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Lebanese 2022 1st Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Libyan 2022 1st Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Macedonian 2022 1st Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Malian 2022 1st Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Moroccan 2022 1st Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Moldavian 2022 1st Quarter* 5 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Mongolian 2022 1st Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Myanmarese 2022 1st Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Nepalese 2022 1st Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Nigerian 2022 1st Quarter* 25 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years North Korean 2022 1st Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Ukrainian 2022 1st Quarter* 5 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Pakistani 2022 1st Quarter* 10 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Russian 2022 1st Quarter* 5 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Senegalese 2022 1st Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Citizen of Serbia 2022 1st Quarter* 0 0
Total male and female 0 to 5 years Sierra Leonan 2022 1st 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 2021 are final. The 2022 figures are provisional.

Changes as of April 2022:
The provisional figures for March and the 1th Quarter 2022 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.