Refugees in France

78,322 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2016 in France - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Albania, Sudan and from Afghanistan. A total of 78,148 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 25% answered positively. 75 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. Most successful have been the applications of refugees from Kuwait and from Syria.

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

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of incoming asylum applications [in Country] 2000 to 2016

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 foreign refugees in France

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2016. 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

 

Reviews

Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Albania 6,859753,1342.3 % 2,185581,4373.9 %
Sudan 6,0942,1153,35438.7 % 2,7972991,12721.0 %
Afghanistan 6,08774177348.9 % 632488735.6 %
Syria 6,0731,91610794.7 % 54513816845.1 %
Haiti 5,190553,9131.4 % 3,305131,2781.0 %
Congo (Dem. Republic) 3,3484252,78013.3 % 2,5015222,85815.4 %
Serbia 2,9571242,8904.1 % 2,3831891,9458.9 %
Guinea 2,6573831,25623.4 % 1,1043151,21220.6 %
Iraq 2,6191,08337874.1 % 20652715.6 %
Algeria 2,520952,0724.4 % 1,177314286.8 %
Bangladesh 2,4331863,4865.1 % 2,9454501,71420.8 %
China 1,9647781,44035.1 % 1,337222049.7 %
Pakistan 1,863781,7374.3 % 1,333689077.0 %
Russia 1,8382881,98212.7 % 1,9584331,43523.2 %
Nigeria 1,7271411,5858.2 % 1,41313995312.7 %
Ivory Coast 1,6731701,02814.2 % 7856859410.3 %
Mali 1,5032231,48013.1 % 1,027474888.8 %
Eritrea 1,36070888744.4 % 62813628232.5 %
Sri Lanka 1,3012142,0109.6 % 1,96031789626.1 %
Armenia 1,238291,0132.8 % 924508035.9 %
Central Africa 1,16631548539.4 % 31863813.6 %
Turkey 1,017981,0348.7 % 81210565013.9 %
Western Sahara 9719464612.7 % 440198717.9 %
Georgia 912429664.2 % 789518006.0 %
Somalia 8838669211.1 % 5856025419.1 %
Senegal 8409635421.3 % 2433916718.9 %
Congo, Republic of the 8174735711.6 % 309384567.7 %
Angola 6745335712.9 % 3354127313.1 %
Mauritania 637758328.3 % 78211245219.9 %
Ukraine 53414384714.4 % 7139566212.5 %
Morocco 4436327318.8 % 153299523.4 %
Cameroon 4296442213.2 % 2552611218.8 %
Ethiopia 42312816144.3 % 128227123.7 %
Bosnia and Herzegovina 411162855.3 % 2021210210.5 %
Chad 4065530515.3 % 3055417223.9 %
Iran 3961188757.6 % 65151550.0 %
Macedonia 39201990.0 % 15391137.4 %
Dominican Republic 37903740.0 % 2420580.0 %
Libya 35511110551.4 % 63113722.9 %
Egypt 3165326716.6 % 1834712128.0 %
Tunisia 312211989.6 % 897758.5 %
stateless 2865329315.3 % 000
unknown 2777,3159,39443.8 % 7591932.1 %
Venezuela 26481365.6 % 30070.0 %
Comoros 2583215716.9 % 1040610.0 %
Azerbaijan 2365336712.6 % 4368735119.9 %
Gambia 192141628.0 % 14710949.6 %
Burundi 191138993.9 % 1100
Rwanda 191974667.8 % 43224532.8 %
Gabon 1870400.0 % 210120.0 %
India 1830910.0 % 680600.0 %
Mongolia 1511210210.5 % 930640.0 %
Burkina Faso 1167778.3 % 570300.0 %
Togo 11481136.6 % 121119610.3 %
Sierra Leone 106217521.9 % 7793520.5 %
Kazakhstan 10286910.4 % 56165821.6 %
Colombia 99135419.4 % 450270.0 %
Guinea-Bissau 850960.0 % 770970.0 %
Nepal 850430.0 % 476648.6 %
Montenegro 840730.0 % 610500.0 %
Yemen 8122581.5 % 000
Cuba 79135618.8 % 270190.0 %
Madagascar 750810.0 % 620750.0 %
Lebanon 7084116.3 % 2051229.4 %
Niger 680290.0 % 160110.0 %
Djibouti 61243242.9 % 2690100.0 %
Kuwait 49330100.0 % 000
Peru 450620.0 % 480280.0 %
Ghana 360410.0 % 260220.0 %
Moldova 340210.0 % 110140.0 %
Kyrgyzstan 330230.0 % 2372521.9 %
Cambodia 330170.0 % 120130.0 %
Vietnam 330220.0 % 160140.0 %
Kenya 31144523.7 % 1800
Benin 300130.0 % 0070.0 %
Belarus 30103422.7 % 300170.0 %
South Sudan 250140.0 % 000
Liberia 22101737.0 % 135645.5 %
Mauritius 210140.0 % 000
Equatorial Guinea 190130.0 % 600
Uzbekistan 1991340.9 % 110110.0 %
Guyana 170300.0 % 000
Uganda 179756.3 % 800
Burma 160440.0 % 4782127.6 %
Jordan 14090.0 % 000
Tajikistan 12060.0 % 8070.0 %
Zimbabwe 120130.0 % 900
Israel 10090.0 % 000
Brazil 9070.0 % 000
Bhutan 900 072125.0 %
Cape Verde 800 000
Turkmenistan 800 000
Jamaica 7070.0 % 0060.0 %
Japan 700 000
Romania 700 900
Canada 600 000
Dominica 6080.0 % 000
Greece 600 000
Mozambique 6050.0 % 000
Saudi Arabia 600 000
Thailand 6050.0 % 000
Mexico 500 0050.0 %
El Salvador 5060.0 % 600
Tanzania 50100.0 % 000
Saint Lucia 0050.0 % 000
North Korea 000 180120.0 %
Suriname 000 150220.0 %
South Africa 000 0050.0 %
Totals 78,32219,43658,71224.9 % 40,3634,35725,19614.7 %





Asylum applications of refugees from France

France is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2016 there have been 80 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from France in other countries. Most successful have been the applications in Canada and in Australia.
  

New Applications

 

Reviews

Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Australia 25060.0 % 000
United States 1900 1100
Canada 16070.0 % 000
Brazil 800 000
United Kingdom 7050.0 % 000
Belgium 500 000
Totals 800180.0 % 1100



National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 7,784,418 migrants lived in France. 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)