Asylum applications and refugees from Saudi Arabia

607 people from Saudi Arabia have fled in 2019 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.002% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been Canada, United Kingdom and the United States. The most successful have been the refugees in Italy and in Ecuador.

A total of 36 people from Saudi Arabia fled to Germany. With a total of 21 positive decisions 80.77 percent of all applications have been accepted.

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

Refugee countries by origin and destination

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Asylum applications of refugees from Saudi Arabia

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



Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
Canada 1632002489.3 % 21102132.3 %
United Kingdom 155521775.4 % 1000
United States 110843868.9 % 79101050.0 %
Australia 44402066.7 % 29100100.0 %
Germany 3621580.8 % 000
Netherlands 1950100.0 % 000
Egypt 1550100.0 % 000
Sweden 10050.0 % 5050.0 %
Philippines 10050.0 % 000
France 1050100.0 % 000
New Zealand 10111052.4 % 000
Norway 500 500
Czechia 500 000
Georgia 500 000
Ireland 550100.0 % 000
Switzerland 500 000
Ecuador 050100.0 % 000
Italy 0110100.0 % 000
Spain 050100.0 % 000
Totals 60744912478.4 % 149303645.5 %

Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia 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 261 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees from Syria and from Eritrea.

New Applications



Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
Syria 2481010100.0 % 000
Yemen 13100100.0 % 000
Eritrea 0110100.0 % 000
Totals 2611220100.0 % 000

National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 10,185,945 migrants lived in Saudi Arabia. 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)