Asylum applications and refugees from Thailand

892 People from Thailand fled and applied for asylum in other countries in 2020, according to UNHCR data. This corresponds to approximately 0.001% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been Australia, South Korea and the United States. Overall, 99 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in France.

In a second listing below you find the refugees, who came from foreign countries and made their appication 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 2020. 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

Australia63658100.6 %
South Korea1170960.0 %
United States42050.0 %
United Kingdom400110.0 %
South Africa17050.0 %
France1250100.0 %
Sweden70150.0 %
Israel50100.0 %
Totals892109521.0 %


Australia81202170.0 %
South Korea000
United States29050.0 %
United Kingdom1000
South Africa050100.0 %
Sweden230150.0 %
Totals87452372.1 %

Asylum applications of 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. Only in the year 2020 there have been 464 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees from Pakistan and from Afghanistan.

New Applications

Vietnam204932876.9 %
Cambodia7129585.3 %
Pakistan67630100.0 %
Afghanistan36360100.0 %
China18100100.0 %
Iran17150100.0 %
Cameroon13200100.0 %
Syria11130100.0 %
Sri Lanka7050.0 %
Somalia5110100.0 %
Ethiopia550100.0 %
West Bank550100.0 %
Laos550100.0 %
Burma0150100.0 %
Egypt050100.0 %
Zimbabwe0100100.0 %
Totals4643353889.8 %


Vietnam47151451.7 %
Cambodia14120100.0 %
Pakistan2451821.7 %
Sri Lanka00110.0 %
Somalia510566.7 %
West Bank000
Egypt050100.0 %
Totals90474849.5 %

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 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)

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