Asylum applications and refugees in Hungary

608 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2018 in Hungary - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Afghanistan, Iraq and from Syria. A total of 618 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 9% answered positively. 91 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. Most successful have been the applications of refugees from persons with unknown origin and from Cameroon.

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

Refugee countries by origin and destination

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Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Hungary

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2018. 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



Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
Afghanistan 271122305.0 % 000
Iraq 21702570.0 % 2200
Syria 480160.0 % 000
Iran 29242846.2 % 000
Pakistan 2252119.2 % 800
unknown 1680100.0 % 000
Somalia 500 000
Cameroon 070100.0 % 000
Georgia 0050.0 % 000
Turkey 0050.0 % 000
Totals 608565629.1 % 3000

Asylum applications of refugees from Hungary

Hungary is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2018 there have been 529 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from Hungary in other countries. Most successful have been the applications in Canada and in Belgium.

New Applications



Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
Canada 46263426270.8 % 129494850.5 %
United States 5000 720110.0 %
Austria 1100 000
United Kingdom 6050.0 % 000
Belgium 0050.0 % 500
Totals 52963427270.0 % 206495945.4 %

National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 449,632 migrants lived in Hungary. 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.