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Asylum applications and refugees from Thailand

640 people from Thailand fled in 2021 and applied for asylum in other countries, according to UNHCR data. This corresponds to approximately 0.001% of all residents. The most common destination countries have been Australia, United States and the United Kingdom. Overall, 98 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in the United States and Australia.
A total of 37 people fled to the United States from Thailand. With 5 positive decisions, 21.74 percent of all new applications have been accepted. Another 18 applications were rejected, and no decisions were made on those remaining in 2021.
In a second table below you can additionally find the refugees who came from abroad and applied for asylum in Thailand.
Refugee countries by origin and destination
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Asylum applications of refugees from Thailand

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2021. Please note that the number of decisions (acceptances or rejections) does not have to add up with the number of applications because there may still have been open cases from previous years. Also, they don't 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
Australia51552082.3 %
United States3751821.7 %
United Kingdom330130.0 %
Israel20050.0 %
South Korea1201370.0 %
Sweden120110.0 %
Germany1100
Canada0050.0 %
France000
Netherlands0050.0 %
Totals640104022.4 %

Reviews

DestinationAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Australia46608990.0 %
United States23050.0 %
United Kingdom7050.0 %
Israel000
South Korea000
Sweden90120.0 %
Germany600
Canada000
France600
Netherlands000
Totals51709210.0 %

Asylum applications from foreign refugees in Thailand

Thailand 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. In the year 2021, there have been 278 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees from Afghanistan and from Iran.

New Applications

OriginAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Vietnam1031028355.1 %
Cambodia67622273.8 %
Pakistan36231363.9 %
Cameroon1613572.2 %
China1012570.6 %
Afghanistan9180100.0 %
Iran6140100.0 %
Syria650100.0 %
Palestine550100.0 %
Sri Lanka500
Myanmar550100.0 %
Somalia550100.0 %
Yemen550100.0 %
Ethiopia050100.0 %
Totals27827412868.2 %

Reviews

OriginAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Vietnam171475148.0 %
Cambodia46101245.5 %
Pakistan42282058.3 %
Cameroon700
China900
Afghanistan000
Iran55550.0 %
Syria000
Palestine000
Sri Lanka500
Myanmar000
Somalia000
Yemen000
Ethiopia000
Totals285908850.6 %

National migrant stock from 1960 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 3,913,258 migrants lived in Thailand. These are all residents who live permanently in the country but were born in another country. The numbers includes granted refugees but no asylum seekers. The data are based on the results of censuses, as well as on estimates and projections from the United Nations Population Division. (Values of the graph in millions of immigrants)
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