Artikelen dossier asielzoekers
In Q2 2019, the Netherlands received 5,205 asylum seekers and 880 following family members. The number of asylum seekers was lower while the number of following relatives was higher than in Q1 2019.
Of the asylum seekers who obtained a residence permit in 2014 and were subject to the integration requirement, 58 percent had passed the civic integration exam on reference date 1 October 2018. Two percent of the status holders had exceeded the three-year integration term.
In Q1 2019, the Netherlands received 5,405 asylum seekers and 840 following family members. Both numbers were lower than in the preceding quarter.
In Q3 2018, the number of asylum seekers and following family members was up on Q2 as well as on 2017.
The number of asylum seekers and following family members from Turkey rose from 185 to 330 between Q1 and Q2 2018. They represented the third largest group, after Syrians and Eritreans.
In Q1 2018, 4.2 thousand asylum seekers and 2.1 thousand following family members were registered in the Netherlands.
Out of the asylum seekers who obtained a residence permit in 2014, 11 percent were in work after 30 months; 84 percent of status holders were benefit recipients.
In 2017, 77 percent of Dutch adults felt that the Netherlands should admit war refugees.
The Netherlands received 16,145 first asylum requests in 2017; 14,490 following family members arrived
The population grew by over 80 thousand in the first three quarters of 2017, mainly due to foreign migration.
The Netherlands received 4.4 thousand asylum seekers and 2.3 thousand following relatives in Q3 2017.
Family reunion is still the main reason for migration, but labour and asylum are rising.
In 2017, more following family members than asylum seekers from Eritrea arrived in the Netherlands.
Many Syrians and Eritreans have a residence permit and housing, but most depend on social welfare.
In Jan-Mar 2017, 4 thousand asylum seekers and 5.3 thousand following family members arrived in the Netherlands.
In 2016, one in five underage asylum seekers travelled unaccompanied. The majority came from Eritrea.
There were fewer asylum applicants and following relatives of asylum statusholders in January 2017.
November had more asylum requests by relatives and slightly fewer first-time applications than in October.
3.5 thousand asylum seekers and relatives registered in October of whom 390 from Morocco and 270 from Algeria.
In September 2016 more than 3 thousand asylum seekers and following relatives arrived in the Netherlands.
In August this year 2,385 asylum seekers and following relatives were registered in the Netherlands.
In total 2,085 people registered as asylum seekers or following family members in the Netherlands in July.
in June this year 1,480 asylum seekers and following family members were registered in the Netherlands.
One in five underage asylum seekers arriving in the Netherlands last year were not accompanied by an adult relative.
Dutch Foreign Trade and Development Minister visits CBS to discuss international topics.
In May 2016, 1,420 asylum seekers were registered, slightly more than in April but less than in May last year.
In October 2015, the number of newly registered asylum seekers and family members joining asylum seekers increased to 11.7 thousand, more than in any other previous month. The total in September was 8.4 thousand. Over half came from Syria.
In 2011, 500 unaccompanied foreign minors arrived in the Netherlands, i.e. 200 down from 2010. More than half were Afghan nationals.
Political and social upheaval in the Arab region have lead to 7.6 thousand asylum applications in the first four months of this year in the countries of the European Union (EU), nearly twice as many as in the same period in 2010, when 4 thousand asylum applications were submitted. The number of asylum seekers did not increase in the Netherlands.
Last year, nearly 15 thousand first-time requests for asylum were submitted in the Netherlands, an increase by 11 percent relative to 2008. More than half of asylum seekers came from Iraq or Somalia.
At the end of June 2008, nearly 26 thousand asylumseekers in the Netherlands had been granted leave to remain in the Netherlands indefinitely based on the ‘pardon regulation’ of 2007. Most of these asylumseekers are from the former Soviet Union.