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Asylum applications and refugees from Nepal

1,679 People from Nepal fled and applied for asylum in other countries in 2021, according to UNHCR data. This corresponds to approximately 0.006% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been Cyprus, United States and the United Kingdom. Overall, 88 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Canada and in Italy.

A total of 333 people fled to the United States from Nepal. With 18 positive decisions, 7.35 percent of all new applications have been accepted. Another 227 applications were rejected, and no decisions were made on the remaining ones in 2021.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of asylum applications from citizens from Nepal 2000 to 2021

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 2021. 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
Cyprus62804710.0 %
United States333182277.3 %
United Kingdom15153014.3 %
France11851094.4 %
South Korea10801240.0 %
Italy66111739.3 %
Israel630150.0 %
Slovenia5300
Greece51108510.5 %
Canada401165966.3 %
Austria130210.0 %
Romania1300
Mexico900
Germany80130.0 %
Croatia800
Ireland60100.0 %
Switzerland600
Malta50120.0 %
Australia0050.0 %
Denmark0050.0 %
Netherlands0050.0 %
New Zealand0050.0 %
Sweden0050.0 %
Totals1,6791651,21811.9 %

Reviews

DestinationAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Cyprus3910830.0 %
United States3492265081.9 %
United Kingdom1951131.3 %
France915965.0 %
South Korea000
Italy000
Israel000
Slovenia000
Greece5352317.9 %
Canada68122631.6 %
Austria000
Romania000
Mexico000
Germany100110.0 %
Croatia000
Ireland5050.0 %
Switzerland000
Malta700
Australia3653113.9 %
Denmark500
Netherlands500
New Zealand000
Sweden170160.0 %
Totals1,05625835242.3 %

Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Nepal


New Applications

OriginAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Pakistan00100.0 %
Totals00100.0 %

Reviews

OriginAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Pakistan90100.0 %
Totals90100.0 %


National migrant stock from 1960 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.
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