Refugees from Iran

34,969 people from Iran have fled in 2017 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.043\% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been Turkey, Germany and Australia. The most successful have been the refugees in Mexico and in Ireland.

A total of 8,608 people from Iran fled to Germany. With a total of 13,881 positive decisions 55.40 percent of all applications have been accepted.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of asylum applications from citizens from Iran 2000 to 2017

The top line represents the total number of asylum applications (first applications + reviews). Below there are the number of recognized refugees (green) and the rejected applications (red).





Asylum applications of refugees from Iran

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2017. Please note that the number of decisions (acceptations or rejections) does not have to sum up with the number of applications, because there may still have been open cases from previous years. Also they dont have to be closed within the same calendar year. In addition, asylum procedures can also be closed, if the applicant disappeared or withdrew the application.

  

New Applications

 

Reviews

Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Turkey 9,1862,14378573.2 % 803612769.3 %
Germany 8,60813,88111,17455.4 % 5781,0151,05349.1 %
Australia 5,0751,87853877.7 % 60913226833.0 %
United Kingdom 3,0571,4961,32453.0 % 1,3221,0011,14846.6 %
Greece 1,29536024959.1 % 22275511.3 %
Iraq 97400 000
Austria 9491,3044996.4 % 000
Sweden 9101,03995452.1 % 1,13614943525.5 %
Netherlands 71759472145.2 % 176348827.9 %
Canada 6942935484.4 % 5151131.3 %
United States 6912388972.8 % 75542271.1 %
France 39813929931.7 % 246413553.9 %
Switzerland 2808312639.7 % 3800
Italy 226838350.0 % 000
Romania 20795314.5 % 700
Belgium 20046010082.1 % 4500
Denmark 15353783739.1 % 97816636031.6 %
Japan 1200770.0 % 880170.0 %
Georgia 90203337.7 % 000
Croatia 900300.0 % 246746.2 %
Norway 8619414856.7 % 397263337.2 %
Finland 8110217337.1 % 2100
Cyprus 80080.0 % 4200
Bulgaria 7601160.0 % 1300
Syria 681715010.2 % 8202630.0 %
Spain 64111019.8 % 000
Hungary 58305105.6 % 5100
Slovenia 520340.0 % 800
Thailand 48253442.4 % 3552119.2 %
Indonesia 41371966.1 % 19113623.4 %
Ecuador 3500 000
South Korea 3511857.9 % 000
Montenegro 3500 000
Iceland 2300 1400
Brazil 2200 000
Portugal 2050100.0 % 000
Ireland 2060100.0 % 000
Luxembourg 2025583.3 % 500
New Zealand 198561.5 % 000
Malaysia 14112233.3 % 220100.0 %
Serbia 1300 000
Ukraine 1300 19060.0 %
Armenia 13060.0 % 000
Albania 1100 000
Macedonia 1100 000
United Arab Emirates 1000 000
Azerbaijan 10070.0 % 000
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1000 000
Poland 9090.0 % 11050.0 %
Lebanon 9080.0 % 800
Mexico 990100.0 % 000
Sri Lanka 800 000
Slovakia 700 000
India 700 000
Philippines 650100.0 % 000
Cuba 6060.0 % 500
Pakistan 000 00100.0 %
Costa Rica 000 0050.0 %
Estonia 0070.0 % 000
Totals 34,96925,05318,95156.9 % 7,1502,7134,21539.2 %



National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 2,726,420 migrants lived in Iran. These are all residents who live permanently in the country but were born in another country. The amount includes granted refugees but no asylum seekers. The data are based on the results of censuses, as well as on estimates and projections of the United Nations Population Division.


(Values of the graph in millions of immigrants)