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Asylum applications and refugees in New Zealand

361 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2021 in New Zealand — according to UNHCR. Most of them came from India, China and from Sri Lanka. A total of 297 decisions have been made on initial applications. Around 30% of them were answered positively. 70 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. The most successful have been the applications of refugees from Afghanistan and from Turkey.
Refugee countries by origin and destination
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Asylum applications from foreign refugees in New Zealand

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

OriginAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
India1400350.0 %
China68322160.4 %
Sri Lanka2951229.4 %
Indonesia260430.0 %
Russia1551131.3 %
Bangladesh120110.0 %
Malaysia1152317.9 %
South Africa1000
Philippines90110.0 %
Colombia600
Afghanistan5180100.0 %
Chile500
Ethiopia55550.0 %
Fiji550100.0 %
Palestine500
Nigeria500
Pakistan5050.0 %
Cameroon0050.0 %
Iran05550.0 %
Mongolia0050.0 %
Nepal0050.0 %
Portugal0050.0 %
Saudi Arabia050100.0 %
Vietnam0050.0 %
Turkey050100.0 %
unknown000
Totals3619020730.3 %

Reviews

OriginAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
India000
China000
Sri Lanka000
Indonesia000
Russia000
Bangladesh000
Malaysia000
South Africa000
Philippines000
Colombia000
Afghanistan000
Chile000
Ethiopia000
Fiji000
Palestine000
Nigeria000
Pakistan000
Cameroon000
Iran000
Mongolia000
Nepal000
Portugal000
Saudi Arabia000
Vietnam000
Turkey000
unknown153687846.6 %
Totals153687846.6 %

Asylum applications of refugees from New Zealand


New Applications

DestinationAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Italy0050.0 %
Totals0050.0 %

Reviews

DestinationAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Italy000
Totals000

National migrant stock from 1960 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 1,039,736 migrants lived in New Zealand. 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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