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Asylum applications and refugees from Nepal

3,244 people from Nepal have fled in 2019 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.011% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been Japan, United States and Cyprus. Overall, 93 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Canada and in Ireland.

In a second listing below you find the refugees, who came from foreign countries and made their appication in Nepal.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of asylum applications from citizens from Nepal 2000 to 2019

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 Nepal

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2019. 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

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Japan1,25607610.0 %
United States4755142310.8 %
Cyprus32401020.0 %
South Korea2910590.0 %
Australia1820220.0 %
United Kingdom1670550.0 %
Canada139711879.8 %
Greece1370540.0 %
France1090750.0 %
Israel590640.0 %
Italy281410012.3 %
Sweden200100.0 %
Montenegro1200
Ireland105550.0 %
Romania10050.0 %
Switzerland10050.0 %
Germany100110.0 %
Austria50160.0 %
Azerbaijan0050.0 %
Totals3,2441411,7907.3 %

Reviews

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Japan83801,6060.0 %
United States93456222371.6 %
Cyprus82050.0 %
South Korea000
Australia370570.0 %
United Kingdom37102429.4 %
Canada1851722.7 %
Greece000
France645766.2 %
Israel000
Italy000
Sweden140160.0 %
Montenegro000
Ireland5050.0 %
Romania000
Switzerland000
Germany00190.0 %
Austria000
Azerbaijan000
Totals2,0295822,04822.1 %

Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Nepal

Nepal is not only a country from which many people escape. There are also refugees from other countries, who apply for asylum here and hope for a better future. Only in the year 2019 there have been 33 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees from Burma and from Pakistan.

New Applications

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Burma17330100.0 %
Pakistan165550.0 %
Totals3338588.4 %

Reviews

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Burma000
Pakistan500
Totals500


National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 518,278 migrants lived in Nepal. 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.