Asylum applications and refugees from Turkmenistan

127 People from Turkmenistan fled and applied for asylum in other countries in 2020, according to UNHCR data. This corresponds to approximately 0.002% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been the United States, Russia and Germany. The most successful have been the refugees in Russia and in Poland.

A total of 60 people fled to the United States from Turkmenistan. With 15 positive decisions, 55.56 percent of all new applications have been accepted.

Refugee countries by origin and destination

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Asylum applications of refugees from Turkmenistan

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

United States60151255.6 %
Russia24140100.0 %
Germany180110.0 %
United Kingdom1250100.0 %
Sweden8050.0 %
Bulgaria5050.0 %
Netherlands050100.0 %
Poland0100100.0 %
Totals127493359.8 %


United States2300
United Kingdom000
Sweden750100.0 %
France5050.0 %
Totals355550.0 %

National migrant stock from 1990 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 196,386 migrants lived in Turkmenistan. 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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