Asylum applications and refugees from Uzbekistan

1,408 People from Uzbekistan fled and applied for asylum in other countries in 2020, according to UNHCR data. This corresponds to approximately 0.004% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been Sweden, United States and South Korea. Overall, 94 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Russia and in Azerbaijan.

A total of 217 people fled to the United States from Uzbekistan. With 22 positive decisions, 24.72 percent of all new applications have been accepted.

Refugee countries by origin and destination

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Development of asylum applications from citizens from Uzbekistan 2000 to 2020

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 Uzbekistan

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

Sweden714151,0341.4 %
United States217226724.7 %
South Korea1680910.0 %
Russia54330100.0 %
Israel380580.0 %
Czechia335489.4 %
France320140.0 %
Austria320230.0 %
Germany185550.0 %
United Kingdom16050.0 %
Ukraine14050.0 %
Netherlands11050.0 %
Moldova85550.0 %
Poland70120.0 %
Belarus5050.0 %
Lithuania550100.0 %
Latvia5050.0 %
Azerbaijan550100.0 %
Greece0050.0 %
Belgium0050.0 %
Egypt0050.0 %
India0050.0 %
Totals1,408951,4026.3 %


Sweden1,12705100.0 %
United States272563263.6 %
South Korea000
France5050.0 %
Germany051920.8 %
United Kingdom050100.0 %
Ukraine26050.0 %
Poland6050.0 %
Norway6050.0 %
Greece5050.0 %
Egypt100100.0 %
Totals1,4936659610.0 %

National migrant stock from 1990 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 1,170,899 migrants lived in Uzbekistan. 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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