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Asylum applications and refugees in New Zealand

384 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2020 in New Zealand - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Indonesia, China and from India. A total of 177 decisions have been made on initial applications.

In a second table below you find the refugees, who fled from New Zealand and made their asylum application in other countries.

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 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

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Indonesia11100
China600170.0 %
India430250.0 %
Malaysia380140.0 %
Sri Lanka250330.0 %
Fiji18050.0 %
Iran140100.0 %
Afghanistan13050.0 %
Colombia12050.0 %
Philippines11050.0 %
South Africa80130.0 %
Turkey80110.0 %
Bangladesh70140.0 %
Brazil6050.0 %
Chile5050.0 %
United States500
unknown000
Mexico0050.0 %
Tonga0050.0 %
Totals38401770.0 %

Reviews

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Indonesia000
China000
India000
Malaysia000
Sri Lanka000
Fiji000
Iran000
Afghanistan000
Colombia000
Philippines000
South Africa000
Turkey000
Bangladesh000
Brazil000
Chile000
United States000
unknown1520790.0 %
Mexico000
Tonga000
Totals1520790.0 %

Asylum applications of refugees from New Zealand

New Zealand is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2020 there have been 13 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from New Zealand in other countries.

New Applications

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Australia13050.0 %
Totals13050.0 %

Reviews

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Australia000
Totals000


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)