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Asylum applications and refugees in New Zealand

455 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2019 in New Zealand - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from China, India and from Sri Lanka. A total of 318 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 45% answered positively. 55 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. Most successful have been the applications of refugees from Iran and from Egypt.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Asylum applications of foreign refugees in New Zealand

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2019. 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

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
China91503856.8 %
India6653612.2 %
Sri Lanka5051821.7 %
Malaysia3651525.0 %
Afghanistan32050.0 %
Iran32120100.0 %
Bangladesh21050.0 %
Colombia145550.0 %
South Africa14050.0 %
Turkey13050.0 %
Fiji1200
Pakistan1251327.8 %
Philippines1150100.0 %
Russia11100100.0 %
Egypt10100100.0 %
Saudi Arabia10111052.4 %
Czechia550100.0 %
Nigeria5050.0 %
Syria550100.0 %
Zimbabwe50100.0 %
unknown000
Burma050100.0 %
Sudan050100.0 %
Uruguay0050.0 %
Totals45514317545.0 %

Reviews

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
China000
India000
Sri Lanka000
Malaysia000
Afghanistan000
Iran000
Bangladesh000
Colombia000
South Africa000
Turkey000
Fiji000
Pakistan000
Philippines000
Russia000
Egypt000
Saudi Arabia000
Czechia000
Nigeria000
Syria000
Zimbabwe000
unknown1821299856.8 %
Burma000
Sudan000
Uruguay000
Totals1821299856.8 %


National migrant stock from 1980 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 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)